Proud to be a Coog
To the editor:
David R. Dow, the guest columnist (April 4), was half right about UH. I feel the same way when he raises questions concerning abolishing the tenure system.
Tenure could be good, yet it could also be abusive in standard. Lately, I see too many faculty members abusing that privilege.
The only thing I disagree with Dow about is the reduction of the overall size of classes. An educational institute is a place for studies and the enrichment of our minds. We should never deny a person the opportunity to learn or gain knowledge. The best students are not always going to be the best leaders. It all depends on the individual.
If the university wants to be in the top ranks, it needs to have high academic standards and good, qualified teachers who love teaching. An extra dedication or step toward the students is excellent too.
When a person graduates from this university, he or she could say, "I studied at UH and I'm proud of it."
That's what makes a great university.