As a professional in a field that serves higher education institutions daily, few things are more evident than the wavering budget climate in higher education.
I hear it so often:
“There isn’t budget for something like this.” “The state is cutting our funding.” “Enrollment is down and tuition is frozen.”
In these situations, software guiding planning and accreditation are often not seen as priorities.
This leaves me wondering:
“Is THIS the place to make cuts when the chips are down?” “Don’t people realize the importance of these things?”
The answers to these questions are a resounding and conflicting “No.” and “No.”
But how can I say this with authority? Because I’ve been there, done that, and feel your pain.