Letters + Opinion » Mailbox

And the Faculty?



The article about the future impact and requirements of the change from Humboldt State University to Cal Poly Humboldt mentioned many factors to make it work ("Introducing Cal Poly Humboldt," Feb. 3). Housing, facilities, curriculum and new majors, student recruitment and funding. There seemed to be a glaring omission of the need for new faculty. How is this going to be addressed? How many new faculty will be needed in the next couple of years or the next six or seven years? Will they be tenure track or will the school try to get by with adjunct or other part-time instructors? What is the long-term cost? Faculty and staff are the largest component of any annual budget of a university. I would like to see these issues clarified.

Jerome Guffey, Eureka

Add a comment