The Faculty Executive Committee met today and released the following statement.
Statement of the Faculty Executive Committee Regarding the Selection of the Provost
We write to express our concerns about the search process for the University’s next Provost and to seek clarity from University leadership on the status of the search and the influences that are being brought to bear on it. We call for transparency in the search process and affirm our support for the idea that the Chancellor must be able to select the Provost. We reaffirm the principles in search processes that the Faculty Council supported in Resolution No. 2021-5. On the Hiring of Chancellors, which apply equally to the selection of the University’s chief academic officer. We call on the Board of Trustees and the university administration to address this matter openly with the faculty.
November 29, 2021
A PDF of the statement is available at this link.