Voltando a Frederick Balderston, que esteve nas Notas em 2011, então a propósito das estruturas administrativas das universidades (http://notasdasuperficie.blogspot.pt/2011/03/bem-me-quer-mal-me-quer.html), e que agora trago com uma visão sobre os diferentes mundos internos que coexistem e que, frequentemente, se entrechocam.
"The university faces another personnel problem. Faculty and research personnel share a value system and the attitudes about academic status that such a value system induces. Administrative staff members, including those at professional and senior levels, cannot share directly in this status system and are, worse yet, sometimes the victims of academic snobbery and academic contempt for bureaucracy. Most universities need to increase understanding between the two worlds if they are to avoid the retreat into bureaucratic rigidity that is an all too natural defensive reaction of administrators."
F. Balderston (1995) "Managing Today's University".