Parsons: GW’s lost decade

Professor Donald O. Parsons, chair of the Faculty Senate special subcommittee on educational quality, congratulates the administration for opening up substantive dialogue about admissions and financial aid. At the same time, though, it is important that we not forget the lessons of what he calls GW’s lost decade, during which:

“the University used moneys that would normally go to strengthen current educational activities, to satisfy its building dreams …The closed-course headaches that students face at every registration, the understaffing of advising and other critical support functions – these are not accidents, but the logical consequence of spending on projects of more interest to the administration.”

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