Garrison Walters offers colleges and their leaders some things to think about as they weigh presidential perks. To wit, rationalization is the road to ruin, and if you really want art, buy it yourself. You can afford it.
On a warm Tuesday at the very end of summer, my college held its twice-yearly faculty "in-service education" day. The theme: "improving student learning outcomes" as part of the transition from a "teaching institution" to a "learning community."