Faculty Senate resolution targets extra committees

Colin Morris

The Faculty Senate adopted a resolution at today’s meeting urging the Provost’s Office to stop creating ad-hoc committees that interfere with the senate’s duties.

According to the resolution, presented at the meeting by Senate Vice Chair Paul Farrell, the Provost’s Office “usurped” the Faculty Senate by forming committees for high-priority Senate issues such as the Kent CORE, sabbaticals and the tenure policy.

Farrell and other faculty leaders said the provost and president created and implemented guidelines that altered policies only the Faculty Senate is authorized to govern.

– Colin Morris