U. of Florida Dean Proposes to Save Money by Revising Faculty Jobs to Focus on Teaching, Not Research

One college at the University of Florida is proposing to revise the assignments of some of its tenured and tenure-track faculty to focus on teaching and advising, at the expense of research, as a way to save money in the face of state budget cuts.

While layoffs and program cuts are bound to draw anger on any campus, a proposal by the dean of the College of Engineering to have its computer-science department take on a new mission with a "sole focus" on teaching is