Universitiy models are now business models because states quit funding them, they have to recruit donors [millionaires and billionaires] that only want taught their own curriculum. The professors are now boiler room call center employees, seeking more customers, not students. Universities as profit centers is not the Thomas Jefferson ideal behind higher learning. Penn State was a profit center, and showed business has no morals if it costs profit. Academia used to be the center of ethics, now it cranks out thieves and the corporate lawyers to assist them.
This fits in with the infamous Powell memo. Academia job security is tenable, professors have to justify their courses.
The image I have is universities as dogs jumping for the treats in the hands of the kochtupus, good dog! Now kill more humanities studies, good dog! Teach the viability of MLM* business models, good dog!
*MLM is multi-level-marketing or Mormons Losing Money, amway etal. Big in Utah, big romney donors, they make up the entrepenuers he's always talking about jump starting the economy.