Texas Regent Pushing for More Faculty Data

May 18, 2011

The University of Texas Board of Regents, facing a backlash from faculty members and others over its recent suggestions about research and faculty priorities, has pledged not to try to micromanage the system. But The Austin American-Statesman reported that even as such pledges were being made, one regent was sending off requests for individual faculty members' workloads, grade averages for each undergraduate course and student evaluations of instructors. The e-mails suggest a continued focus on metrics suggested for higher education by a think tank with close ties to Republican leaders in the state.

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