Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents held a special meeting today to hear some faculty members’ complaints about the university’s involvement in the Education Achievement Authority. Board members said they will carefully review the agreement, as an opportunity to opt out will come in December.
Read more: Board of Regents to review relationship with EAA
In an Ann Arbor steakhouse more than three years ago, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's top policy advisers pitched Eastern Michigan University regents on a plan to remake education in Michigan.
Those regents had reasons to be excited about the plan for a new statewide district that would take over Michigan's worst performing schools. They thought the university's involvement would offer Eastern a toehold in recruiting new students; allow their college of education faculty and students to have a real-life lab to work in; and even give them some political capital with the governor, something Eastern had been struggling to rebuild following a series of scandals.
"None of this happened," Eastern regent Jim Stapleton said Monday at the tail end of an informal meeting between regents and Eastern faculty.Read more: EMU board to scrutinize EAA deal
EMU-AAUP Newsletter - Issue One - September 2014