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26 March 2016 @ 08:54 am
careers in academia  
One nice thing about living in a university town is the inspiring examples provided for young scholars. Here at the University of Florida, our football coach just got a raise, $750,000 a year. That brings his annual salary up to $4.25 million.

He also gets into games free.

Of course, everybody on Florida’s academic payroll is generously rewarded. According to a database Governor Scott released today, “Salaries vary widely among instructors and professors. One full-time instructor at the University of South Florida makes $20,000 a year, for example. The highest paid professor in the entire database is Neil Fenske, who is chairman of USF's Department of Dermatology and makes $1.2 million per year.”

Gosh and golly. When I started teaching I got $165 a month, which included free armloads of papers to grade.

Obstructionist Husbandthewayne on March 26th, 2016 06:26 pm (UTC)
I received an email from my uni recently: they were polling students for a $2/hr tuition increase. Before voting, what I wanted to know was how much a pay increase the President or the athletics department got compared to the working staff and adjunct faculty.

If I were dictator, I'd seriously consider eliminating college sports and put the focus back in academics.
joe_haldemanjoe_haldeman on March 26th, 2016 08:10 pm (UTC)
Eliminate college sports?
Hm. That would level the playing field . . . .
Sean P. Foderadelkytlar on March 27th, 2016 01:25 pm (UTC)

College athletics won't go away.  It is massively income generating - sponsorships, alumni donations, ticket sales, merchandising sales, TV revenue, etc.  Without it, tuition would skyrocket to unheard of heights.

vala3: Bones in blackvala3 on March 26th, 2016 09:49 pm (UTC)
I always get riled when I see what teachers get paid. Also first responders, and medical personnel. My dad was a teacher who never did make a lot of money, but loved teaching his students until the time came when the parents caused a lot of trouble. And having to deal with administration burned him out. Sure wish academics who put so much into their profession would get the renumeration that they deserve.
The Mystery of the Supranational Rabbit: Dark Natasha rabbit faceporsupah on March 27th, 2016 06:37 am (UTC)
A good friend (and landlord =:) has received no pay rises for some years now. Meanwhile, the CEO awarded himself an extra £200,000 the other year.

Exactly what is it that compels people, aware of their own situations, to rush to the support of billionaires like Trump? (Use other side of paper if necessary)
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