Our chapter meeting tomorrow night features a talk on RCM by National AAUP President Rudy Fichtenbaum, who is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Wright State University. RCM, or Responsibility Centered Management, is a budgeting model that’s swept higher education, a decentralized management model that rewards revenue generation and cost efficiency in academia. Do the risks of turning academics into entrepreneurs outweigh the rewards? How can competition between programs and divisions help and harm the academic mission?
See you there, 5:30–6:30pm in Shideler 32! Rudy will be glad to answer questions, and we’ll be going out for some social time afterward.