I was told by then Chancellor Dr. William Wagoner at UNCW in 1972 when I was appointed as associate professor with a tenure-track appointment, “you are obligated to divide your time between teaching, research (or scholarship) and service to the academic and public community.
I am appalled today that some members of the North Carolina legislature, such as Sen. Tom McInnis, seem to lack a sense of what “higher education” is all about.
Robert Y. George
Professor (Retired), UNCW
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