Rowan Faculty May Oppose Restructuring Plan

Monday, June 11, 2012

Rowan University faculty members are considering coming against legislation restructuring New Jersey's public universities, potentially adding weight to plan opposition.

In a statement released Sunday, university senate president Eric Milou said a proposed joint board overseeing Rowan and Rutgers-Camden would "diminish the autonomy and potential growth of both universities."

The statement proposed that the schools collaborate through other means.

"Faculty and staff have consistently demonstrated restraint about the speculation and controversy regarding the possibilities of a reorganization of higher education in NJ," Milou said. " However, we now believe it is time for our voices to be heard.

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