Appendix D

POTENTIAL RESOLUTIONS ON UNIVERSITY BUDGET ISSUES


1. A financial crisis should not be addressed by doing harm to those who are most vulnerable; we oppose firings and wage reductions of low paid faculty, staff, and graduate students. Providing a living wage with health benefits for all UT employees should be supported.
2. In response to budget reductions, slowing or cutting new construction and administrative salaries and positions, rather than reducing staff or faculty, should take place first.
3. A serious effort to eliminate or reduce wasteful duplication of programs should be undertaken.
4. Discussion of retirement incentives, with proper safeguards to minimize their being taken advantage of by the most productive faculty, should take place.
5. 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, should take place.