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The $36,000,000 Accreditation Bet

The current controversy isn’t about Mr. Allison’s background as a school vouchers advocate. It isn’t about a career as a lobbyist, or that he was one of the members of the Board of Governors most involved in giving $2.6 million in University of North Carolina funds to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. As many have pointed out, his relationships with the Board of Governors and the North Carolina General Assembly could be a significant asset for Fayetteville State if it means “

Our Communication Problem is a Compartmentalization, Community, & Collegiality Problem

FSU is obsessed with the communication habits of its northern neighbor at Fort Bragg. A favorite phrase of chairs, deans, and upper-level administrators is “chain of command,” a military turn of phrase that means, in practice, that the Provost will communicate directly with deans, deans with chairs and assistant chairs, and those folks with faculty. And the reverse. This is a bureaucratic mode of communication that does not reflect best practices or good leadership. Our commu


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