While there might be some argument that not every university can be everything to everyone, the speed with which Jacobs has attempted this radical change, and the way in which he has attempted it – without faculty input, with student input, without careful thought, planning, or research – has had a terrible impact on faculty and student morale, especially for those of us in the fields he does not value. Even tenured faculty are worried about their job stability. And if faculty don’t lose their jobs, they may nevertheless lose control over curriculum, at which point one wonders what that job stability will be worth.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
More attention abroad...
While a Google Alert for Lloyd Jacobs turns up lots of interesting tidbits about the touring production of "Phantom of the Opera," it also turns up diamonds. To wit:
Posted by Tully at 4:28 AM