Campus Carry Resolution: On November 13, 2015, the Senate passed a resolution calling upon the executive administration to use the legal/political resources of the university to challenge the Campus Carry legislation through the court system and the legislative process. This may involve joining other Texas institutions of higher education in any efforts to reduce the scope of the law or repeal it altogether. VIEW FULL RESOLUTION
Inquiry Regarding the Hiring Process for the Associate Provost Position: On September 12, 2014, the Senate unanimously passed a motion to inquire into several issues related to the hiring process for the position of Associate Provost. These issues included 1) announcing the public meeting with the candidate only 5 hours before the meeting, 2) the lack of a Faculty Senator on the search committee, and 3) the fact that there was only one finalist for the position. VIEW FULL LETTER
Liaison to the Office of Government Relations: On May 2, 2014, the Senate unanimously passed a motion to create, as a standing position within the Senate, a Liaison to the Office of Government Relations. The senator holding this position will be responsible for meeting with members of PVAMU’s Office of Government Relations on a regular basis and reporting back to Senate on any issues that may require its attention.
Liaison to the Center for Teaching Excellence: On April 25, 2014, the Senate unanimously passed a motion to create, as a standing position within the Senate, a Liaison to the Center for Teaching Excellence. This position will be held, ex officio, by the chair of Committee on Faculty Research & Development, and will meet regularly with the decision-makers within the Center and report back to Senate on any issues that may require its attention.
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