What we have, here, is a value conflict. The powers-that-be have a budget to manage, and so they value fiscal sustainability. Instructors, conversely, have students to teach. They value quality education. Who should win?
Bureaucracy: Humanity’s Superpower (Why are you rolling your eyes? Do you think I’m joking?)
Have you ever been frustrated with an organization of which you were a member? Have you wanted to change an ineffective process, had solutions people agreed were good, yet still failed to get the organization to implement the change?