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On the UCB administration website, it lists a total of 32 positions.
Let us assume the average pay and benefit to this group is 700K (if you do not like 700k, change any number that you deem reasonable) each year. So the total is 22.4 million.
The annual budget of UCB is about 2.5 billion. So we are talking about 0.9%, which is very close to the 1% that I provided.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau has just announced he's creating the new post of vice chancellor for equity and inclusion -- a job that not only has an impressive title, but an equally impressive salary of between $182,000 and $282,000 a year. Plus an office budget in excess of $4 million.
The goal isn't so much to recruit more minorities but rather to ensure students, faculty and staff are "fully respected for their individuality and what they represent," Birgeneau said. Birgeneau said the aim is "to prize our diversity and learn from it and to appreciate people for being part of the whole but also for what they as individuals bring to Berkeley."
Given that one of the criteria used for gauging school success is looking at the "return on investment" in the years immediately after completion of undergraduate studies, humanities and liberal arts majors often don't have salaries that are as high as their counterparts that have obtained "pre-professional" and "professional" degrees such as engineering, computer science, business, etc. While the latter group might fare better on these ROI measures than those that have majored in the liberal arts, humanities, and social sciences, if one looks at both groups' respective salaries 15 or 20 years down the line, humanities majors do just fine, thank you very much.
Tenured -- or tenure-track -- computer science professors are so cutting-edge their work is DECADES ahead of not just the classroom, but also the industry. They do the theory on which the practice will someday be based. If you want a TOP computer science department, you certainly don't want adjuncts knowledgeable in computers. You want SCIENTISTS.