Monday, September 06, 2010

More Crackdowns on the Lone Star Professoriate

Have you heard? Professors in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service at the University of North Texas will soon be required to spend a minimum of four hours a day, four days per week, on campus. According to the new policy, adopted last week, the extra faculty face time is intended, in theory, to allow students greater access to professors and more easily facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration.
For more on the story, see
http://chronicle.com/article/Professors-at-U-of-North/124308/

Sounds like another top-down Lone Star higher ed accountability measure to me. Speaking of which . . . A&M faculty are not taking the new, "silly" evaluation measures lying down. [For more on this earlier story, see below, "What's WRONG with Texas?"] They're doing what professors do best: discoursing and objecting (politely and on paper, of course).

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