Why Academics Can't Be Administrators
Rob Jenkins is kind enough to say he builds on an idea I had. But in fact his conception is quite a bit better, and more clear, than mine.
There is a piece of comedic gold in the comments. I'll let the commenters tell the story:
1. honore - July 22, 2010 at 09:21 pm
Another precious chart to reduce ourselves to.
Where's the quadrant labeled "High Dysfunction, Low Accountability"?
2. luder - July 23, 2010 at 07:24 am
Okay, I didn't read the column (maybe later), but isn't "four quadrants" slightly pleonastic? Could you really have, say, five quadrants? Three? Seventeen?
3. erskine_seminary - July 23, 2010 at 09:00 am
Um, no. By definition you can only have four quadrants.
"Honore" is (I'm guessing) a 50 year old female associate professor in a third rate English department. She is incapable of thinking or writing clearly, and in literature today that counts as a talent.
"Luder" didn't read the column, admits it, but feels moved to criticize the fact that "four quadrants" is redundant.
"Erskine" doesn't KNOW what pleonastic means.
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