Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0058. Tuesday, 23 January 1996.
Date: Tuesday, 23 Jan 1996 0:36:37 -0500 (EST)
Subject: [Q: Tuition Waivers: NOT Related to Shakespeare]
NOT to SHAKSPER. --HMC]
Recently the administration of my school has sought to tighten control over
workers by limiting the benefit of tuition waivers for all courses to staff
members, who hitherto had enjoyed the benefit without any hint of overuse. The
current rule is that staff can take courses for free 1) only in the evening
division; 2) only if the course is "work-related"; and 3) only if the Vice
President for Administration and Finance (catch the title inflation!) approves.
The VP's understanding (put in writing) is that faculty supervisors of staff
cannot be trusted to pass judgment on requests for the benefit because faculty
are not capable of judging what is in the best interest of the college.
To help us deal with this intolerable situation, I would like two bits of
1) At your institution, are staff allowed to take whatever courses they want?
2) At your institution, by whom is the decision to allow staff to take courses