The University of Missouri Press was nearly shut down last year, before being moved to the Columbia campus. Yesterday, a committee charged with analyzing that string of decisions released its report at an MU Faculty Council meeting.
Describing the decision-making process as “clumsy and opaque,” the report called on university administration and faculty to reach agreement on what should be expected from “faculty consultation,” and when it should be sought.
Classes for the fall semester at MU begin today, and as students return to school a campus group fighting plans to dramatically revamp the University of Missouri Press is holding a public celebration of the academic publishing house.
The Coalition to Save the University of Missouri Press opposes system President Tim Wolfe's decision to fire the press's 10 employees. The university’s plans for the press include a digital-driven alternative overseen by the editor of the Missouri Review literary journal.