Last month, University of Missouri faculty voted to give Non-Tenure Track faculty members the right to vote at Faculty Council meetings and in campus-wide elections. At MU over the past few years, there has been an increase of Non Tenure Track faculty, or NTTs, while the percentage of tenure track members has slowly declined.
But that’s not unique, the New York Times reports in the last few decades colleges across the country have been hiring more NTTs.
To students, concerns about faculty basically have to do with teachers giving them the information they need each day in class to be successful and get a good grade.
To teachers, it is not that simple. They have to figure out the curriculum to teach, what to teach from a class to class basis, as well as taking care of other things the school requires.
This week on Intersection, Douglass Principal Eryca Neville and Youth Empowerment Zone Director Lorenzo Lawson spoke about why students drop out. Many times it’s a lot simpler than you’d expect: Kids are lacking basic needs most take for granted, like housing and food.
The Columbia School Board decided to allow the use of cell phones in schools. Christine King, president of the Columbia Public School Board of education, said this policy will help students access school material through their phones.
“We want to provide the technology of online instruction through a variety of ways to students. In order for them to use their iPhone, for example, to look up whatever it is they need to do for a class, we have to allow them to bring that into school,” said King.