This article presents a comment on the study A Description of Merger Applied to the Montana State University Context. The argued problem with the essay is that it paints a very one-sided picture of a merger in which little as happened, in which dire threats to the Billings campus loom over the horizon, and a long suffering faculty dreads the coming Armageddon. There is valid reason for pessimism about higher education in Montana, even perhaps about the consolidation. But the effort to make the merger positive and productive only succeed if our faculty and staff give it at least a fair chance and recognize its accomplishments, as well as its real, perceived or potential pitfalls.
Malone, M. (1996). A response to “A Description of Merger Applied to the Montana State University Context.” Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 25(2), 140.