It is common knowledge that three Deans have left for lateral positions (no increase in rank) because the place is going down the tubes. What you'll find, with faculty, and the union can't really say this, is that the most qualified professors, the ones with productive or promising research agendas and strong teaching will leave. Those who can't leave because of age, lack of productivity, poor teaching evaluations, are the ones who will stay. You get what you pay for.
July 12, 2015 at 7:36 p.m.
YSU has had a very hard time recruiting quality faculty over the past eight years. Time and again our first choices in searches turn us down because of the low pay, the highest workload in the state, and the crappy anti-intellectual climate.
July 12, 2015 at 10:36 a.m.
And let's not forget YSU faculty have THE highest workload in the state. It's be interesting to see how many faculty have left YSU for the same positions at other universities over the last two contracts.
July 12, 2015 at 10:29 a.m.
Art of not caring? How about the art of narcissism, egomania, or megalomania? Let's praise an incompetent and unqualified leader for his willingness to "plow" over best practices that ensure quality and rigor in higher ed and to work with the same old "private sector" cronies to accelerate Youngstown's race to the bottom.
July 8, 2015 at 9 a.m.
EVERYONE should be bothered by a secret plan led by The Chamber of Commerce and Coach Tressel, standard bearers for the good ol boys who know nothing about education and everything about cronyism and corruption. And the fact that local media is not pressing these "leaders" for the names of the gang of ten that hatched the plan is even more disturbing!
July 2, 2015 at 4:59 p.m.
I don't think I'd call it an "artsy brick wall" but rather what you'd find in a suburban back yard with a fire pit in the center. Design review anyone?
June 19, 2015 at 5:15 p.m.
Ugh. I'm sure the fawning schoolgirl-crushing local media will ask him some real tough questions, over hot dogs and pop.
Meanwhile...Lay off employees, screw over faculty and staff, while the "foundation" quietly transfers $650k to the athletics program, the university uses tuition dollars to pay for a 4.5 million home for the "private" foundation, and Tressel hands one of his buddies a residential housing deal without bidding it out.
June 18, 2015 at 2:41 p.m.
The YSU Foundation, according to its website, is a private foundation with over $200million in assets. So why is the university spending $4.5 million on it's headquarters, money that will be paid back from student tuition dollars?
June 13, 2015 at 10:51 a.m.
We have this sometimes-neat chip on our shoulders. But too often, the chip becomes an attitude, and quickly a bad one. We seem to especially develop a chip when someone else does better.
- See more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/2015/feb/22...
May 24, 2015 at 10:35 a.m.
However, it would be a mistake for ACE or any of the other unions at YSU to assume that the trustees and President James P. Tressel have control over the urban institution’s future. - See more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/2015/may/12...
HUH? Really? Aren't they the ones who keep funneling money to the football program while cutting academics just to please the Youngstown Good Ol Boys crony network? The ones who have no experience or deep knowledge of higher ed and no plan or vision for the future but a return to to the "good old days"?
May 18, 2015 at 3:35 p.m.