The 5-Year Impact of President Dell'Omo's Policies
Last week we shared with you the impact of five years of Greg Dell'Omo's policies on your pocketbook. This week we want to look at how Dell'Omo’s policies have dramatically shifted Rider's priorities away from the University's core mission—teaching and learning.
● In 2013 Rider reported that it had 81 full-time managerial employees by 2018 that had grown to 117, a 45% increase. At that time there were four Vice Presidents, today there are nine, a 125% increase.
● In 2013 Rider had 247 full-time faculty members by 2019 there were only 199 full-time faculty, a 20% decline.
● In 2013, there were 3 full-time faculty members for each managerial employee, by 2018 there were only 1.7 full-time faculty members for each managerial employee.
● In 2015 full-time faculty compensation (salary and benefits) was 22% of Rider's operating expenses, by 2019 that had shrunk to only 17.7%.
We believe the top priority of a University should be to attract and retain the best faculty and students and make it possible for their relationship to thrive. Clearly the Dell’Omo administration has a different view. It is time for us to reassert the centrality of teaching and learning.
Your Negotiating Team