Controversy Over Star Professors at Florida Atlantic

January 20, 2011

The "eminent scholars" program at Florida Atlantic University is supposed to attract top faculty talent with higher pay and reduced teaching expectations, relative to other professors. But The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that the program has divided many arts and sciences faculty members, with some of those outside the program arguing that these eminent professors are "overpaid and underworked." Meanwhile some of those who are in the program are filing grievances over being asked to take on an extra course or two on top of the two a year that are the standard for the program.

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