Report blasts school at MSU

School of Social Work review cites faculty’s lack of respect for each other and students.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 10:24 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

The future of the School of Social Work at Missouri State University is in doubt after an external review of the program found a “dysfunctional and hostile” environment where faculty colleagues are disrespectful to one another and students fear voicing their opinions. The six-page report could influence a simmering debate in the General Assembly about academic freedom at Missouri universities. The report is being touted by the sponsor of House Bill 213, which would require all public institutions of higher education to report how they are safeguarding the free exchange of ideas on campus.