UNH Faculty Senate

Motion on guidelines for public/private ventures


on guidelines for public/private ventures


1.  Motion presenter:   Ihab Farag

2.  Date of Faculty Senate discussion:   11/26/2012

3.  Rationale:  See below.

4.  Motion

Whereas the purpose of the University of New Hampshire is to provide high quality undergraduate and graduate education through the engagement and collaboration of faculty and students in teaching, research and service; and whereas the university’s physical campuses are a primary, fixed resource in accomplishing this mission; and whereas any commitment of land resources to a private/public venture, as outlined in the current Campus Master Plan(s), will potentially have long-term impacts on the availability of space for educational/research activities and the character of the physical campuses; therefore let it be resolved that the Faculty Senate calls on the university administration to create a set of guidelines for evaluating proposals for public/private partnerships.  These guidelines shall state criteria used to evaluate the fit of a partnership with a particular private organization, the minimum criteria under which such a partnership would be considered, and the goals and outcomes for which such a partnership shall aim. These guidelines shall be developed in a transparent manner and shall be communicated to faculty, students and the local communities before finalization.

5.  Senate action:  passed unanimously. 

6.  Senate chair’s signature:  Willem deVries

Forwarded to:  President Mark Huddleston, on January 29, 2013

Forwarded to:  Provost John Aber, on January 29, 2013

Forwarded to:  Doug Bencks, Director of Campus Master Plan, on January 29, 2013


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