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