'Truce' in Battle Over Connecticut State Colleges?

November 24, 2014

Faculty leaders and administrators of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System, who have been engaged in a public war of words over administrators' plans for the system, have reached a "truce," The Connecticut Mirror reported. Faculty leaders have criticized the plan for their lack of input and for what strikes many as an unrealistic view that more online education should be a top priority. The Mirror reported that, at a meeting Friday, administrators agreed that the faculty should have control over curricular moves, including questions of which programs should move online.

System officials were not quoted in the article and did not respond to a request for comment from Inside Higher Ed. Via email, Vijay Nair, a faculty union leader, confirmed the agreement, saying: "In the CSU system faculty has always decided curricular matters, including what is taught online. So this is nothing new. It is important that the Board of Regents president and the faculty leadership have reaffirmed this principle."

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