2.3.16

MEET THE NEW BOSS, SAME AS THE OLD BOSS.

Chicago State University, which has cancelled this year's spring break so as to finish the academic year before the money runs out, gives new meaning to the expression "all-administrative university."
After the first layoffs occur on April 30, and after the university ceases to be able to make payroll after that date, these 9 persons will be entitled to $615,987 in compensation. Of course, with the staff laid off after April 30 and faculty all laid off after August 15, it seems unclear what these administrators are going to administer. I guess that's OK in this state. In any event, these layoffs are going to be damned expensive for someone in Illinois.
The charitable explanation might be that compliance with contracts and statutory protections (for example, faculty must take their nine month salary over twelve months to remain on health insurance during the summer, and academic year contracts run August 15 to May 15.)  The cynical explanation is that an expense-preference playground remains an expense-preference playground, even unto financial exigency.

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