To Arzmi, "administrative academics":
These “administrators in academic cloaks” thrive on university politics, and are good at maintaining good relations with policy makers, which enhances their positions.On the other hand, "genuine academics":
These “administrative academics” hardly write and present papers, or do research.
Although these “administrative academics” hardly publish academic materials, they are often the ones who decide whether the work of others who carry out research, and write and present papers, is of the right quality or standard.
Sometimes, they even comment or criticise work done by others.
...now fear that their dedication to their profession may not be given the same recognition accorded to those holding administrative posts.And to summarise and conclude:
Some suffer in silence for they fear that if they voice their frustration, they may be branded as sour grapes.
What is present in universities today is a system whereby academics holding important posts seem to command more respect than those who produce good academic work. It is no wonder that more academics now clamour for administrative positions rather than prove themselves as academics.Tan Sri Dato' Professor Dr, anyone?