facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

Tressel meets with YSU faculty



Published: Thu, August 14, 2014 @ 7:59 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel met today with faculty behind closed doors and learned about their concerns including a lack of support for research and student success.

The meeting wasn’t part of the ongoing contract negotiations.

It lasted about an hour with about 120 faculty members attending.

“I think it was good for faculty to be able to air their grievances,” said Mark Vopat, an associate professor in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department. “People are upset.”

They’re not upset with Tressel, he said.

Vopat said emotions ran high at times, but faculty were also measured and matter-of-fact as they explained their concerns. Some feel they aren’t getting adequate support from the university or that their research is not being recognized or even acknowledged, he said.

“I personally think YSU could be even better than it is,” Vopat said. “It’s a hidden gem. We have fantastic faculty.”

For the complete story, read Friday's Vindicator and Vindy.com


Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.


News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Services
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2015 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes