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Those Are “Dartmouth Numbers”
One of the toughest things in analyzing the College is finding internally consistent, intelligible statistics. Dartblog’s last two posts reproduced tables of staffing levels that the College itself provided to the federal government and on the Dartmouth Fact Book web site.
How do these jibe with the following quote from Provost/Dean of the Faculty Carol Folt in the Valley News last month:
As for possible cuts in the faculty, Acting Provost Carol Folt reiterated that Kim said he was “looking at everything.”
However, she stressed that the college has spent 15 years working to increase the size of the faculty, which has grown by 107, or 16 percent, in the last eight years, to a full-time equivalent of 767 faculty members.
“We don’t want to diminish the quality of the academic experience,” Folt said.
Over that same period, the size of the staff has increased by 83 FTEs, or just under 3 percent, to 2,867 employees.
How’s that again? You have the same data as I do, and I can’t make any sense of Carol Folt’s information.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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