How To Demoralize the Faculty: A Six-Step Program That Works
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 2 No. 3 (2001): Vol-2-Issue-3-March-2001
Faculty morale is too high. Something must be done. According to recent surveys, more than three
quarters of the faculty at American colleges and universities are pleased that they chose to become
professors (as opposed to stock brokers or corporate attorneys, for example). The predicted mass
exodus of older faculty from academia is not happening. Obviously, our institutional Vice Presidents for
Faculty Demoralization are not performing at a satisfactory level.
Following the six-step program outlined below guarantees a marked increase in dissatisfaction and
demoralization among the vast majority of your faculty members, regardless of their academic rank,
tenure status, gender, disciplinary background, race, religion, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.
Fail to follow these steps assiduously and you, too, can find yourself trying to run a campus burdened by
too many contented professors.