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TN Tech Faculty Address Administration Concerns

Posted at 4:09 PM, May 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-01 17:09:59-04

Professors at Tennessee Tech University have published an open letter to address their concerns about the administration after a survey was conducted that a faculty group official said expressed "widespread dissatisfaction."

The Cookeville Herald-Citizen reported the findings were presented at a faculty meeting last week in Cookeville.

American Association of University Professors local chapter president Julia Gruber said 79 percent of the 150 respondents indicated the university was worse off than a year ago. She said the faculty chapter has been "acting as a sounding board for widespread dissatisfaction."

University President Philip Oldham told the newspaper he believes the university has been "exceptionally healthy." He questioned the survey's validity and said the number of responses was insufficient for a significant confidence level in the results.