February 24, 2006
A Working Relationship
Trustees and professors, often at odds, search for common ground
For every college trustee who complains that professors are a difficult, whiny lot, there is a professor who thinks trustees are pompous stuffed shirts.
Governing boards are packed with businessmen, faculty members will moan. They are steering institutions down the dreaded path to corporatization.
Trustees will counter that faculty members don't know how good they have it: They teach just a few hours a week,