Alcorn State faculty given a say in fate of dean's position
- Alcorn State University President M. Christopher Brown II used faculty suggestions when deciding to eliminate the position of dean of graduate studies.
- Two of six deanships currently available at the school have interim deans, and faculty suggestion also played a heavy hand in the decision that those two deans should have to reapply for their jobs and compete with national applicants.
- Dickson Idusuyi, the school's Faculty Senate president and an associate professor of social sciences, says discussions have been centered around the need for efficiency and whether some departments should be restructured, with Brown adding that the school's deans were not being re-evaluated regularly.
From the article:
Faculty members across the country like to gripe about how they are rarely consulted when it comes to decisions on budget cuts. And they often suggest that it is faculty who bear the brunt of these cuts, and not administrators. At Mississippi's Alcorn State University, though, a new president is using suggestions from faculty to decide which dean's position to eliminate, and which deans in academic departments should reapply and compete for their jobs with outside candidates. ...
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