|Topic:||Recommend task force to study administrative growth|
|Proposed by:||Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee|
Whereas, the primary task of any university should be research, service, and instruction, and
Whereas faculty must have an active and informed role in the allocation of university resources and
Whereas faculty's academic freedom, which is essential to our mission and our accreditation, depends in part upon the role administration plays in defining our curtailing faculty activity, and
Whereas an informal poll of UNC faculty senates indicates a consistent and serious concern about "administrative creep," and
Whereas neither on the BD-119 nor on university fact books does a consistent clear, way of defining administrative roles or reporting administrative numbers or salaries exist, and
Whereas even the perception of such an imbalance erodes faculty morale and public trust.
Now, therefore, be it resolved,
That the Office of the President create a task force to study administrative positions, number and costs over the last ten years with the goal of recommending "best practice" definitions, ways of reporting, administrator-to-faculty ratios, and
That the task force be composed of at least as many faculty (actively teaching in the disciplines and appointed by their senates) as administrators.