• October 31, 2014
October 31, 2014, 10:43:06 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with your Chronicle username and password
News: For all you tweeters, follow The Chronicle on Twitter.
 
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Computer Science elimination attempt at University of Florida  (Read 9791 times)
usukprof
Not sure he's been around long enough to really be a
Member-Moderator
Distinguished Senior Member
*****
Posts: 10,607

.


« on: May 03, 2012, 8:41:08 PM »

Unless I'm completely missing it, there has been no discussion of University of Florida's attempt to decimate Computer Science by forcing many fo the faculty to teach full time, eliminate all GTAs, and prohibit research.  The dean's decision was fairly quickly rescinded after universal outcry from within and outside of UFl.  The process is pretty shocking, particularly given the email exchanges between an associate dean in a competing department and the current dean, if these are genuine.

I'm surprised to find nothing about this here.  I hope this dean is on a rapid trajectory to the end of their career.  How on earth would they think they could pull such a radical stunt without engaging the faculty first?
Logged

Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.  --Dean Vernon Wormer
daniel_von_flanagan
<redacted>
Distinguished Senior Member
*****
Posts: 13,291

Works all day. Posts all night. Needs sleep.


« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 9:10:23 PM »

This happened at U. Cincinnati a few years back, apparently following the same pattern.  It seems to be the case that once a Computer Engineering program is established on a campus, if an engineer is dean of the college housing both then the next step is to try to wipe out the older field. - DvF
Logged

The U.S. Education Department is establishing a new national research center to study colleges' ability to successfully educate the country's growing numbers of academically underprepared administrators.
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.9 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
  • 1255 Twenty-Third St., N.W.
  • Washington, D.C. 20037
subscribe today

Get the insight you need for success in academe.