UNH Faculty Senate

Motion on graduate and family housing


on graduate and family housing


1.  Motion presenter:   Erin Sharp

2.  Date of Faculty Senate discussion:  2/14/2011

3.   MotionThe Faculty Senate insists that the administration make provisions for adequate, affordable, on-campus graduate student and family housing a priority in the 2012 revision to the Campus Master Plan.  Revisions to the Campus Master Plan need to reflect UNH’s strategic vision of increasing research productivity and internationalization, which cannot be done without a commitment to graduate housing. The Faculty Senate urges that there be faculty and graduate student representation on the working groups involved in the revisions to the Campus Master Plan. The Faculty Senate would also like to remind the administration that an agreement was made to replace the demolished units at Forest Park by converting some of the Woodside Apartments from undergraduate to graduate/family housing in 2003. The Faculty Senate passed a motion on 4/6/09 because of concerns that this agreement had not been fulfilled.  That motion read in part:  “Consistent with the previous agreement, the Faculty Senate asks President Huddleston and Dick Cannon to convert the Woodside Apartments to family and graduate housing as soon as possible; the senate recommends that graduate housing be increased as part of the vision expressed by the Blue Ribbon Panel on Research at UNH, because the current level of housing is not adequate to support this vision; and there should be some faculty representation on the ad-hoc group on family and graduate housing conducted by Dick Cannon et al.”

4.  Senate action:  passed unanimously with thirty-five ayes.

5.  Senate chair’s signature:  Edward Hinson

Forwarded to:  President Mark Huddleston, on, March 16, 2011

Forwarded to:  Provost John Aber, on March 16, 2011

Forwarded to:  Lisa MacFarlane, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, March 16, 2011


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