Faculty Firings - Vote No Confidence in Leadership

Faculty Firings - Vote No Confidence in Leadership

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In light of longstanding practices of financial mismanagement, practices that precede the COVID moment, in light of the absence of any significant role for shared governance in decisions about how to deal with financial crisis, in light of a strategy of firings that began with faculty and ignored the requirement, both legal and ethical,  to prioritize the academic missions,  in light of the complete absence of transparency and comprehensive planning, we call for a vote of no-confidence in the leadership of Chief Financial Officer Deb Shaffer and in President M. Duane Nellis. 


Below is the proposed faculty resolution. We seek the signatures of 10% of the faculty of the institution  in order to bring this resolution to discussion on the floor of the faculty senate. 

If you share our deep concern for the future of Ohio University, please consider signing.

 

RESOLUTION


WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the university President and Chief Financial Officer to oversee the financial and academic affairs of the institution,


WHEREAS, responsible financial oversight requires sustainable budgetary commitments,


WHEREAS,  responsible academic oversight requires prioritizing and protecting the academic mission with transparency and shared faculty governance,


WHEREAS,  the academic mission is undermined by decisions of the leadership made in the absence of shared governance and transparence, 


 WHEREAS, the termination of faculty in recent days provides no indication that the administration intends to put the academic mission first as it deals with a budget crisis that has been years in the making,


WHEREAS, the financial and academic fate of the institution is in jeopardy as a consequence of long-standing mismanagement, mismanagement that is exacerbated by but did not originate with conditions produced by COVID,

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the faculty senate expresses “no confidence” in the leadership of President M. Duane Nellis.


BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the faculty senate expresses “no confidence” in the leadership of Chief Financial Officer Deb Shaffer.

 

 

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