Faculty Senate Delays Vote on Freedom of Speech and Assembly Resolution

Posted: November 3, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

After lengthy discussion at yesterday’s monthly Faculty Senate meeting, senators voted to table a resolution dealing with freedom of speech and assembly until a newly formed task force completes its review of university policies and procedures related to such issues.

In other action:

  • The senate unanimously passed a motion introduced by the Standing Committee on Budget and Resources that requests university administration to provide the senate with a written report and presentation identifying and explaining the underlying principles used by the university to allocate budgets to the colleges, schools and institutes.

  • John Zenelis, university librarian, and Gary Galluzzo, College of Education and Human Development, who are cochairs of the President’s Library Task Force, presented highlights of the task force’s report and asked for responses to its recommendations.
  • Faculty Senate Chair David Kuebrich reminded the faculty that comments on a new course evaluation form that has been under development by an ad hoc committee for more than a year are due to Laurie Fathe by Friday, Nov. 4. The senate will vote on the form at the Nov. 30 meeting; if approved, the form will be used university-wide beginning in fall 2006.

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