A lot of what we focus on as educators and on this site is how to get jobs, how to keep jobs, how to expand our workload and how to become an Adjunctpreneur®, if that is your goal. We talk about writing curriculum vita's, crafting the perfect cover letter, having your transcripts ready to send right away, how to impress the potential boss on an interview and how to ask others for a letter of recommendation.
But what we rarely talk about is the administrative side and the repercussion of university bad-press coming from faculty, how seriously they should take it, and what they should do about it when it happens. What we do know is that administrators lurk in our forums and they do watch what is said/thought of about their departments and schools – but my impression is that the lurkers are the ones who care. It’s the administrators who do not lurk that perhaps understand less what it means for faculty to lose faith in their institution – and the long-term damage it can do.