FACULTY FEEDBACK: Rethink study's measures
(Dec. 1, 2011)
Data alone can’t capture the contributions of many academic departments, particularly the humanities, faculty at East Carolina University told members of a committee appointed to help prioritize academic programs for possible reallocation of resources.
At a forum Wednesday, Nov. 30 on a draft study of ECU’s academic resources, a number of faculty members asked the committee to reconsider the way it measured departments such as anthropology, philosophy and foreign languages, which form the basis for a liberal arts curriculum but don’t necessarily direct students to specific professions. Read more...