An article in the chronicle of higher education

U. of Florida Dean Proposes to Save Money by Revising Faculty Jobs to Focus on Teaching, Not Research (April 19)

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Eric Grimson, board chair of the Computing Research Association, expressed concern about the reduction of faculty’s research responsibilities. “[A] strong research program actually results in a strong undergraduate program …,” he wrote. “Without strong research programs, undergraduate research becomes undergraduate projects.”

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The director of the U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, which has invested $6­million in research dollars to the university’s Computational Science and Intelligence Lab, wrote a letter expressing concern about the cuts.

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Anita Levy, senior program officer in the department of academic freedom, tenure, and governance at the American Association of University Professors, said it is unusual for a university to react to financial challenges by reassigning faculty from research positions to teaching positions.

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