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Friday, October 24, 2008

Fides: Paying the man to serve

Excerpted from this post at Fides

For the first time ever, the presidents of Iowa's three public universities will receive bonuses for achieving specific objectives. As the Des Moines Register notes, the practice is common at corporations and increasingly accepted at universities. However, it will bring both new possibilities, and new dilemmas. to the administration of Iowa's premier schools. ... How do you measure the performance of a university? Is it measured by the quality of its research? Is it measured by the how well it teaches future leaders of the state, nation, or world? Is it some balance of the two? And how should these products of university life themselves be properly measured?

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