I am increasingly baffled by the insistence on conflating academic success with enrollment numbers. Quantity trumps quality. But isn't it the other way around? If you invest in attracting quality students, provide them and the faculty with resources, and focus on developing your full time faculty with said resources, including tenure, then won't the numbers follow? And why are faculty supposed to beat the bushes for students? And if I do manage to get a good annual review, then shouldn't my reward be a raise, and not a gift certificate to the college bookstore?
In other words, the usual questions.
What the fuck is going on around here?
OK, that last line wasn't from Trish. I wrote it. If your six year old daughter was reading over your shoulder and has just learned a new word, blame me.