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Having worked for OSU over many years in both classified and professional faculty positions for various student support and recruitment, fundraising and alumni relation roles I can honestly say that the systematic flaws run deeper than funding alone.
Yes, the culture is diseased.
The Faculty is stretched too thin. Resources are too few. Student tuition costs and fees are too high and too many. Alumni feel like nothing more than dollar signs in the eyes of Foundation and Alumni Relation groups.
I completely agree with a systematic overhaul of the OUS system and incorporating corporate leadership to oversee this change. There are too many layers of management throughout the system - not only do layers need to be flattened, processes need to become leaner. Union agreements and tenure stifle the growth of new ideas and cultivation of new talent within the OUS system.
There are many wonderful, brilliant and engaged faculty and professional staff in the OUS system who are fighting to succeed and grow against the majority who are institutionalized into complacency and are no longer held accountable for productivity.
For far too long the internal focus has been on political posturing and self-advancement; it’s time to shift the focus to creating a truly engaging, future-thinking and creative environment from the top-down.
I support a radical change in our OUS system. And don’t even get me started on board members…
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