Creating a faculty community

Herald Tribune    March 29, 2018

At first glance, it seemed just like just what a newly arrived college provost could ever want: Approval from the governor to hire 15 new faculty — and the funding with which to do it. But as the saying goes, be careful what you wish for. I’ll explain.

I had arrived at New College last July 1, and just one month earlier, Gov. Rick Scott signed the budget that allocated the state funds necessary to set in motion New College’s transformative growth plan: Boosting our enrollment by 50 percent by 2023, and increasing the faculty proportionately, to maintain our 10-1 student-faculty ratio.

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