It's a shame that the powers-that-be at the UofA didn't fight for Sue Sisley's important research to stay here in Tucson - and if fact, tried to take it away from her. A lot of lip-service is given to the University's new strategic plan with the focus on research and this would have been a huge national feather in the cap. Instead, we have a bunch of high paid figureheads playing it safe and cowering to one or two nuts in the state legislature instead of fighting for one of the things that make this University great.
To save money at the University simply get rid of the over abundance of middle level administrative managers. When an administrative position is created to manage a small group of people and then that person has to hire two assistants to manage the staff that they were hired to manage, no more actual work gets done but plenty of money flows out. People forget that the actual role of the University is education and research. All staff should be there to support that. Educators should be priority.
Anyone that gives Ducey a headache, I'm all for.
Laura Palmer: "See you in 25 years".
When I first heard of this decision as well as Hart's drastic funding slash of AZPM and other recent questionable choices, I have to wonder what Hart's Strategic Plan really is.
How else do you expect the University to pay for it's new 'brand marketing strategy' from an out of state company and the salaries of those directing this opaque process? Is Hart really serious in her claim that AZPM doesn't run enough stories about the UA? Does she even watch or listen to AZPM? One thing is certain, cutting funding is not going improve media presence unless one considers bad publicity and controversy part of the new UA marketing campaign.
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