Professor surely wasn’t serious ... or was he?

Friday, July 27, 2007 | 2:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:37 a.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008

Columbia- I just finished reading the article “MU’s budget plan draws faculty criticism” in the July 24th Columbia Missourian, and I think there may have been an error in the article. According to the article, Michael Ugarte (who turns out to be a tenured full professor of Spanish), in commenting on MU’s budget plan, said that he thinks that hiring more lower-paid, nontenure-track instructors will lower the quality of education at MU. The implication of this statement is that tenured and tenure-track faculty deliver a higher quality of education than do nontenure-track faculty.