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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

FACULTY COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE RESOLUTION ON UNIVERSITY BUDGET ISSUES 10/25/10

On behalf of the Faculty Council Executive Committee (FCEC), Professor Alan Friedman (English) submitted the following resolution for consideration by the Faculty Council at its meeting on October 25, 2010. The secretary has classified this resolution as general legislation.
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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council and General Faculty

 

FACULTY COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE RESOLUTION ON UNIVERSITY BUDGET ISSUES 10/25/10

The FCEC strongly affirms the principle that faculty must play a significant role in institutional budget decisions, especially during a time of financial crisis. We ask the Faculty Council to endorse this principle and to request that the administration and faculty involved in budgetary recommendations and decisions adhere to the following principles as much as possible:

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

  2. We endorse the principle of slowing or postponing new construction and increases in administrative positions that inevitably result in reductions of departmental operating budgets, staff positions, and faculty support.

  3. We support a serious effort to eliminate wasteful or duplicative programs.

  4. We support the practice of retirement incentives for faculty.

  5. We support a serious study of the financial relationship between the University and its Intercollegiate Athletics Program to insure that the academic enterprise does not subsidize, either directly or indirectly, the Intercollegiate Athletics Program.
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 21, 2010.

 

 


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