TSU prompts look at school issues; lawmaker may suggest evaluations

3:52 AM, Dec 1, 2012

Tennessean.com

<b>Glenda Baskin Glover is TSU's new president.</b>

Glenda Baskin Glover is TSU’s new president.
Written by
Lucas L. Johnson II
Associated Press

 

An objective by Tennessee State University’s new president to tackle internal issues at the historically black university may present an opportunity for legislation that could benefit other educational institutions, a Democratic lawmaker says.

The Tennessee Board of Regents on Tuesday unanimously approved Glenda Baskin Glover, who takes over a university that has been plagued by internal problems, including a lack of cohesion among its leadership.

Earlier this year, a vocal faculty member who opposed university leadership was taken away from a campus meeting in handcuffs.

School evaluations

State Sen. Reginald Tate of Memphis said he’s considering legislation that would require some type of evaluation of colleges or universities where there are reports of internal disputes to “review the structure and hierarchy” of the institutions. Tate said he wants to prevent turmoil that could detract from the main goal of educating students.

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