Originally posted by MidwestKnights: Upstream, Chancellors and more autonomy for Camden and Newark is a good thing, but it should be a BOG/BOT decision, not legislatively determined.
I am concerned that the BOG/BOT and President will be constrained by aspects of the bill. For instance governing biomedical sciences out of Newark when so much of NJ's remaining pharma power is in central NJ and it's a lot easier to get to Pricneton or Philly from NB then from Newark for collaborative efforts with the bio and health sciences folks at those universities, hospitals and institutes.
The critical issue still remains --- legislative interference with internal university governance processe
And right now, that is my biggest concern.
Ideally, I would like to see the BOT sue to get all the legislative interference language struck (without killing the entire bill). And then I'd like to see Rutgers create Chancellor positions and Campus Advisory Boards for all three campuses, because it is the right thing for Rutgers, not because the politicians want it.