Dr. Jekyll: I realize some of you do not like the posting of links. Further, I realize the research discussed in the article isn't very surprising. Finally, you will need a subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education to access this (alternatively, the article is on page A30 of the November 9th print edition).
Prof. Hyde: Here's the flava (as the kids would say). There are too many administrators. The ideal faculty:administrator ratio is 3:1. The ratio as of 2008 is 0.56:1.
Dr. Jekyll: Time for another drink of my special potion!