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Plan to Diminish Faculty Power At College of Staten Island Rejected

Posted 10/8/21

Faculty and staff at the College of Staten Island voted overwhelmingly against a governance plan proposed by President William Fritz that would eliminate the Faculty Senate and the College Council—but they remained concerned that the plan would still be presented to Trustees at the City University of New York.

Mr. Fritz released the new governance plan in February 2020. Faculty raised concerns that the proposal would significantly diminish the role of faculty and staff in governance by dissolving the College Council and Faculty Senate, which make decisions related to the development of academic programs and curricula, and are involved in budgetary matters and the tenure process.

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