… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Really Inconsiderate Behavior
By a University Administrator
We have, from MPR:
St. Paul, Minn. — The trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System today gave MnSCU's leader a bonus of more than $30,000, even as they approved a new budget that raises tuition and eliminates more than 500 positions.
The trustees praised MnSCU Chancellor James McCormick for his leadership during tough economic times.
The board kept McCormick's base salary at $360,000, but it approved a one-time bonus of $32,500 based on his performance as chancellor in 2008-2009.
Nearly all MnSCU employees have had their salaries frozen this year.
This is outrageous. I guess he could plead, as has OurCEO in the past, that the board made him take the raise. After all he did such a fabulous job whacking those 500 positions. How do these people sleep at night?
And so it goes in the wild and wacky world of higher education administration in Minnesota...