Saturday, August 13, 2016

I wish adjuncts could get even the health benefits she gets, by Froderick Frankenstien from Fresno

This week, after an investigation that began in April, Linda Katehi resigned from her job as Chancellor at UC Davis. You may remember her from refusing to step down after the pepper spray incident in 2011, asserting that "I really feel confident at this point that the university needs me." Or from spending $175,000 and an unknown number of staff work-hours trying to erase the incident from the internet, which went about as well as you might expect: it turns out it was more like $407,000. She's been on paid leave since April, and will go on one year of leave, drawing her full salary of $424,360, and after this plans to make a transition to the engineering school as a tenured professor.

- Froderick Frankenstien from Fresno


  1. Correction: She wasn't fired, "the UC President announced that she had accepted Linda Katehi's resignation after the investigation found 'numerous instances where Chancellor Katehi was not candid, that she exercised poor judgment, and violated multiple University policies'," allegedly (Leins, Casey. "UC Davis Chancellor Resigns". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 10 August 2016).

    Ever wonder why no one ever heard of an adjunct administrator?

  2. Keeeerap! Besides dumping this trash, can anyone tell me it's impossible to get a decent chancellor for, oh, say $250k/yr? When a UC education is mostly out of reach for native Californians, you've got to cut somewhere. Start with the bloated administrative class. Jeeeezus.