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Non-Faculty Staff Grew 4.8% Last Year
The number of non-faculty staff members grew by 4.8% last year, jumping 153 employees from 3,175 to 3,328, according to the Dartmouth Fact Book. The number of students was essentially unchanged during this time.
As the above charts show, in 1999 when Jim Wright became President, the College had 2,408 employees, including approximately 80 employees at the Hanover Inn. Fourteen years later, the Inn employees are no longer part of Dartmouth’s workforce. The difference between the corrected workforce for 1999 and today’s bloated staff is an overall increase of 43%. Growth occurred throughout the College.
In the above tables, the administration has decided to adopt a new manner to characterize workers, moving from Equal Employment Opportunity categories to Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) definitions — the better to confuse you with, my pretty.
Any way you cut it, Dartmouth’s brief flirtation with fiscal discipline is over.
Addendum: In the academy, the rule of thumb is that each additional employee costs $100,000 per year. By this measure, last year’s new employees cost the College $15.3 million, not counting the office space and support that they require, along with their parking needs.
Addendum: This statistic came up on the Dartmouth Fact Book site on Monday — about two months behind its usual schedule. My guess is that the Trustees did not want to release such embarassing information at the same time as they announced that annual tuition, room and board, and fees went to $60,201 for the coming academic year.
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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