Independent Assessment Awards Low Marks to Rutgers-Rowan Merger

Staff of NJ Spotlight | April 20, 2012 | Education
Two experts in higher education discuss the plan in less than glowing terms

The Rutgers-Rowan ruckus continues to draw fire from students and professors at the two universities — as well as angry dismissals of any and all criticism from members of the Christie administration.

But how do independent experts in higher education view the proposed merger and its likelihood of success? To find out, NJ Spotlight partner NewsWorks New Jersey/WHYY asked two such experts to deconstruct the situation. Their comments ranged from the timeframe; the higher education needs of New Jersey; the potential impact on teachers at both schools; and even the Rutgers vs. Rowan name.

Highlights of the article can be read on Newsworks.

Three audio clips of the complete discussion also are available: