UNH Faculty Senate

Motion on Academic Plan Implementation
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UNH FACULTY SENATE
MOTION # VIII-M4
Academic Plan Implementation


1. Motion presenter: Edward Hinson
2. Date of Faculty Senate discussion: November 3, 2003
3. Rationale

Whereas on September 8, 2003, the Faculty Senate unanimously approved the goals and ideals put forth in the Academic Plan for the Future of the University of New Hampshire; and

Whereas the Faculty Senate notes that the draft Academic Plan of July 17, 2003, explicitly recognizes the need for continuing consultation between the Office of the Provost and the rest of the UNH academic community to ensure that the stated goals and actions are achieved; and

Whereas the Faculty Senate notes that, as stated in Provost Bruce Mallory's memo to the UNH Faculty Senate of September 8, 2003, key outstanding concerns of the Faculty Senate have been addressed by the Provost, either by modification of the plan or by saying that the concerns will be incorporated in the charges to the entities making the plan operational; and

Whereas the Faculty Senate notes that the Office of the Provost has committed itself to take responsibility for the allocation of resources needed to achieve the purposes of the plan; and

Whereas the Faculty Senate notes that the Office of the Provost has committed itself to develop a means for systematically and periodically reviewing both the plan and its implementation;

4. Motion:

Therefore be it RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate endorses the implementation of the Academic Plan for the Future of the University of New Hampshire and continuing consultation between the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Senate to ensure that implementation issues are addressed to secure the necessary resources, tools, and an institutional culture that will serve to foster achievement of the goals and values set forth in the Academic Plan of the University of New Hampshire.

5. Senate action: passed, on November 3, 2003
Vote: voice vote with one nay and no abstentions
Senate chair's signature: Thomas Laue, on November 10, 2003
Forwarded to: President Ann Hart, on November 13, 2003
Forwarded to: VPAA Bruce Mallory, on November 13, 2003

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