in reference to academia, it’s important to distinguish between three tiers: administration professors students there are other factors involved too but in their closed world, these tiers are very distinct. administration is invariably conservative as hell they might say all the right words but when they do they are fake and transparent they would gladly sell the University if it benefited them professors and students are closer but still distinct professors have their own norms to deal with, particularly if they are in professional organizations they have their fads and trends they follow too. and then students. Grant writing is a big part of what professors and administration does. it’s expensive to run a school and then you have parents who like to sue. so

in reference to academia, it’s important to distinguish between three tiers:

administration
professors
students

there are other factors involved too but in their closed world, these tiers are very distinct.

administration is invariably conservative as hell

they might say all the right words but when they do they are fake and transparent

they would gladly sell the University if it benefited them

professors and students are closer but still distinct

professors have their own norms to deal with, particularly if they are in professional organizations

they have their fads and trends they follow too.

and then students.

Grant writing is a big part of what professors and administration does.

it’s expensive to run a school

and then you have parents who like to sue.

so

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