UNH Faculty Senate

Motion on Civil Speech


Civil Speech Motion


1. Sponsoring committee:  Student Affairs Committee

2. Motion presenter:  Ruth Sample

3. Date of Faculty Senate discussion:  4/17/06

4. Motion:

The Student Affairs Committee recommends the following motion:  that (1) there should be an open discussion among faculty in the fall regarding a speech code, (2) the university should sponsor a series of conversations about free speech and civility on campus, and (3) after the above discussions have occurred, the university should conduct an email poll of faculty about a speech code. 

5.  Senate action:  passed

Vote:  a voice vote with many ayes and few nays and abstentions

Senate chair’s signature:  David Richman

Forwarded to:  President Ann Hart, on April 26, 2006

Forwarded to:  Provost Bruce Mallory, on April 26, 2006

Forwarded to:  VP Mark Rubinstein, on April 26, 2006


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