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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

FACULTY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS ON UNIVERSITY BUDGET ISSUES

Professor Alan Friedman (English) submitted the following resolutions for consideration by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 10, 2010. The secretary has classified these resolutions as general legislation.
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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council and General Faculty

 

 

FACULTY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS ON UNIVERSITY BUDGET ISSUES

  1. Believing that a financial crisis should not be addressed by doing harm to those who are most vulnerable, the Faculty Council opposes firings and wage reductions of low paid faculty, staff, and graduate students. We support providing a living wage with health benefits for all UT employees.

  2. We endorse the principle of slowing or cutting new construction and administrative salaries and positions rather than fire faculty or staff.

  3. We support a serious effort to eliminate or reduce wasteful duplication of programs.

  4. We endorse the principle of creating retirement incentives, with proper safeguards to minimize their being taken advantage of by the most productive faculty.

  5. We support a serious study of the financial relationship between the University and its Intercollegiate Athletics with a view toward insuring that it is IA that supports the academic enterprise and not the other way around.

 

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on May 4, 2010.