Worst BOT in history and even their consultant knows it. YSU is doomed under their leadership.
August 30, 2014 at 8:56 a.m.
lol Breaking News! University president delivers platitudes about "excellence" lol
August 18, 2014 at 4:38 p.m.
For the sake of argument,let's say barstoolie is right. Now how would YSU attract the kind of professors she/he deserves when its administration repeatedly cuts faculty pay? Do you suppose quality professors will flock to Youngstown, or stay in Youngstown for the highest workload and the lowest pay in the state?
August 13, 2014 at 8:58 a.m.
“I don’t know that the board knows exactly what a faculty member does,” she said. “We know they teach classes, but I’m not sure everyone understands as well their scholarly work.”
Really? And yet you make decisions that affect them? This explains the obvious contempt for faculty displayed by the BOT, a lack of respect no "get together" is going to fix. Geez.
August 4, 2014 at 8:57 a.m.
Not surprising. They are a totally incompetent bunch. Cuts, cuts, cuts on the academic side, while the Athletics program budget increases each year. Millions on a president's mansion and now a Veteran's resource center that will be used by how many students exactly? And staffed how, while they continue to lay off employees?
August 4, 2014 at 8:54 a.m.
Or...enforce the law and stop lying.
July 10, 2014 at 8:21 a.m.
Betras who endorsed McNally, Antonini and Sciortino--ugh.
June 8, 2014 at 8:45 p.m.
It's about time someone started looking into the actual numbers instead of just repeating the BOT bs. The university is full of experts in finance, accounting and budget planning, and the BOT is comprised of political appointees with no experience in higher ed or managing a huge institution, yet everyone accepts all of their preposterous decisions. Benchmarking and studying comparable institutions is standard practice in higher ed and in business, yet YSU administrators are clueless to the practice.
June 8, 2014 at 8:41 p.m.
Well said Tiger! Of course the BOT doesn't understand how real universities function either.
June 4, 2014 at 4:06 p.m.
And how exactly does it make sense to allocate cuts based on each division's share of the total budget? Obviously, academics is the highest expenditure--it's a university (allegedly anyway). Wouldn't it make more sense to prioritize, then make cuts accordingly? Oh wait, if they did that academics would get hit even harder, since it seems to be the lowest priority.
June 4, 2014 at 3:10 p.m.