[The following resolution was approved by the Faculty Senate on November 17, 2003.]

Resolution concerning
Shared Governance and Academic Freedom

Whereas, The principle of shared governance requires that faculty have primary responsibility for determining the shape of academic programs; and

Whereas, The principle of academic freedom requires that an institution have an abiding commitment to tenure; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the criteria which will guide the current process of program review and redirection should be determined by majority vote at a meeting of the Faculty Senate; and

Resolved, That the Senate president shall communicate to the Chancellor and to the President the expectation of the Senate that no tenured or tenure-track faculty members will be released from employment as a consequence of program review and redirection.

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