Twice I have systematically thrown the professors of SIUC under the bus, for university wide management decisions, that they have very little control over. The first time I did it was to prove the point that management was really important, and killing SIUC. Then you could talk about stupid management decisions and everyone is on the same page.
I was just busy slamming the faculty and staff again and no one pointed out all the problems were management decisions, that the employees were just carrying out what their management was asking them to do. What is wrong with you people? Don't you learn?
This is about management boys and girls. When management gives raises based on giving better grades and sends out memos on retention, GPA goes up. When there is no reward for working harder, work ethic goes down. Etc.
Management doesn't have complete control, but they can take a good situation and turn it into a bad one fairly easily. If you learn nothing else this year, learn respect for the power of management.