Academic Leadership: The Online Journal


Marcheta Evans


Here is the dilemma: The faculty in my department wants to use the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as a criterion for admissions into our Master’s program. This is a new shift since my university has made the decision to move to a research one institution. Now on the outside, this sounds like a wonderful idea. The university where I am employed is a Hispanic serving institution with over 28,000 students. We have developed many new doctoral programs including a new Ph.D. program in my department. So, of course, the next step is to move up in the Carnegie rankings to a research intensive institution. Furthermore, for the last several years, we have recruited young, energetic faculty and senior faculty who are still hungry for growth. With this new faculty dynamic comes the increase desire for research and a move towards securing more grant funding and a shift from the primary focus centering on teaching.


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