Culture, Intricacies, and Obsessions in Academia
Why Colleges and Universities are Struggling to Deliver the Goods
"John Hampton's book perceptively identifies key issues that interfere with the ability of colleges to achieve their mission, maximize faculty effectiveness, and make student learning their priority. The author examines and critiques the conventional way faculty are trained, selected, and evaluated in departmental structures that are often dysfunctional. The book uses a question, analysis, and suggestion format that turns negative impressions toward positive solutions. Especially satisfying is the concluding section that illustrates how a "5 star" college could and should operate. Hampton's book is filled with numerous stories from his own experience and insights drawn from sources not usually consulted when writing about education. The stories and insights make one laugh and think, a remarkable combination."

Richard Ognibene, Emeritus Professor of Education and former dean at the College of St. Rose and Seton Hall University, and Siena College.
About the Author: Jack Hampton is a Professor at St. Peter's University in New Jersey. Previously he was a dean at Seton Hall and Connecticut State universities and provost of SUNY Maritime College in New York City.