UNH Faculty Senate

Motion on Invitations to Administrators during Work to Rule


on invitations to administrators during work to rule

1.  Motion presenter:   Curt Givan

2.  Date of Faculty Senate discussion:  3/1/2010

3.   Rationale: 

The Faculty Senate should be very clear that administrators must not make decisions on academic matters without faculty approval.  When work to rule is not in force, there is a standing invitation to the president and provost to speak at Faculty Senate meetings; but currently the default position should be not to invite the administrators to senate meetings, although the senate chair and vice chair will continue to meet with the president and the provost.  However, the senate chair, with the advice of the Agenda Committee, should be able to make the decision if a given issue is of sufficient importance to faculty that the senate should break its default position.

4.   Motion: 

During work to rule, the Faculty Senate will not normally meet with administrators except in extraordinary circumstances decided on by the Agenda Committee.  Senate committees make their own decisions about inviting administrators.

5.  Senate action:  passed with twenty-nine ayes, three nays, and two abstentions.

6.  Senate chair’s signature:  Paula Salvio

Forwarded to:  President Mark Huddleston, on March 23, 2010

Forwarded to:  Provost John Aber, on March 23, 2010


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