Whereas, The president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville has temporarily disbanded the university's faculty senate and created a committee to revise its constitution and bylaws, as the result of recommendations from an outside advisory committee that studied the faculty senate and its relationship with the administration, faculty and student body;
Whereas, President Juarez has also barred any of the current members of the faculty senate from serving on the reform committee;
Whereas, President Juarez and the faculty senate have been at odds since 2002 concerning his disregard of procedures established in the faculty handbook, and ignored or overrode recommendations made by departmental and other committees; and
Whereas, The faculty senate passed a no-confidence vote against President Juarez in September 2004;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges offer full collegial support of the faculty senate of Texas A & M University-Kingsville in their efforts to regain their former representation of the university faculty in shared governance at the university. MSU Disposition: Local Senates
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