Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Dean David Herring has announced that he is stepping down after two years in his position. Apparently disagreements with the faculty precipitated his resignation:
Herring said, “I think in the end it wasn’t a good fit, for me to lead this law school. I came in with clear goals and the faculty seemed excited. But things change.”
Two of Herring’s goals when he became dean were a “rigorous assessment of student learning outcomes,” which is now required to be accredited by the American Bar Association, and to “build incentives for the faculty t engage in interdisciplinary, empirical scholarship.” In a separate interview, with Albuquerque Business First, Herring said that learning a budget inside and out was the most important thing he’d learned.
According to [Provost Chaouki Abdallah, the faculty was not keen on moving as quickly on the issues as Herring preferred. The resignation was discussed for a “couple of days” before it became official.
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