Here are excerpts from two articles written by Becky Johnson for the Smoky Mountain News [http://www.smokymountainnews.com/], passed on to me by Connor Gibson of UnKoch My Campus:
Faculty members have lauded administration for giving them a seat at the table. That wouldn’t happen at most universities.
“I think it is a sign that faculty voices are appreciated here. It is a compliment for Western,” said Chris Cooper, department head of Political Science and Public Affairs. “At the university at large, I think there is an appreciation of diverse viewpoints and faculty governance. I think we can see that in this process.”
While the committee agreed oversight measures were needed to thwart the center from promoting a single school of thought, the question was how. At the…
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