Texas Tech Professors Disagree With Chancellor's Goals - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/16/08

Texas Tech Professors Disagree With Chancellor's Goals

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Wednesday, a group of Texas Tech professors says they are concerned about the chancellor's goals for the university.

The professors, known as the Horn Professors, grew worried after the Tech system board of regents reviewed a report written by the chancellor's special assistant detailing obstacles to the university's growth.

The professors disagree with a suggestion to increase the number of hours they should spend in undergraduate classrooms teaching. They say, to serve the university, their time is better spent on research and "scholarly activities."

"There's several priorities I have and that is to grow the university to 40,000 by the year 2020, to increase research money that we have from the state and also to get more students scholarships," said Chancellor Kent Hance.

Another of Hance's goals is to keep tuition from growing to the point where students can't afford it. In 2001, Texas Tech's tuition was $7,500 for room and board. Today it's more than doubled to $18,000.

We'll have a complete report on this story Wednesday on NewsChannel 11 at 10.

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