When asked about the the response from faculty colleagues and students, Barnes was candid:
I’ve had some say that it’s a waste of time; that we already have established methods or routes – that typically comes from those in the structure. The faculty may or may not use something like this. The reaction has been kind of mixed. But, I guess the reaction is generally favorable.(WFAE.)
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