Universities Can’t Do Everything
Many have chalked up the well-documented decline of public confidence in American higher education to causes like “cancel culture,” or administrative bloat — but the clearest culprit may be the impossible task that university presidents and chancellors have of simultaneously pleasing multiple, often contradictory, constituencies.
Originally published: December 15, 2022
Author: Barbara R. Snyder, Holden Thorp
Position: President, Former Chancellor
Institution: Association of American Universities (AAU), University of North Carolina
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed