FSD 20-19 Resolution on University of Evansville’s Current Affairs.
February 11, 2021
PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST FACULTY SENATE
Resolution on University of Evansville’s Current Affairs.
Submission Date: February 12, 2021 Faculty Senate Document 20-19
Committee: Faculty Affairs
For Discussion: Feb 12, 2021
Moved to Action and Approved Feb 12, 2021
Whereas, the Faculty of Purdue University Northwest has been made aware of the facts that the president of the University of Evansville, who is leading a top-down effort to eliminate academic programs and faculty;
Whereas, the University of Evansville’s faculty where not included in the decision making process;
Whereas, the above stated facts are deeply disturbing and unfortunate to the future of education in a fellow Indiana intuition;
Whereas, the sentiments of Faculty of Purdue University Northwest are expressed through this resolution, that they stand shoulder to shoulder with the Faculty of the University of Evansville, in their rightful struggle of self-determination, in support of efforts to re-secure shared governance, as stipulated in the UE faculty manual;
Therefore, be it resolved that the Faculty Senate of the Purdue University Northwest strongly urges that a return to true shared governance, as described in AAUP guidelines, be stored which will avoid permanent damage to the University of Evansville’s functioning and reputation.
Adopted by Faculty Affairs Committee
Yes 6 No 2 Abstain 1
Thursday, January 28, 2021