December 1, 2013
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Norfolk State University President Eddie Moore Jr. is planning some faculty-related changes as part of an effort to improve students' achievement.
Moore tells The Virginian-Pilot that he has directed the university's provost to begin searches for highly qualified faculty to fill open positions.
One objective is to reduce the number of part-time, nontenure-track teachers. Moore also wants to increase the number of faculty with so-called terminal degrees, which are the highest available degrees in their fields.
He says he wants to gradually replace part-time adjunct faculty with 25 to 30 full-time faculty members. But he says adjunct faculty must still have a place at the school.
About 36 percent of Norfolk State's students complete a bachelor's degree within six years.