UK looks to change role of faculty senate. Employees worry it will take away authority

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved a resolution Friday that could result in changes to how the university senate operates.

It’s a move administrators say would make the university more “nimble,” and streamline the decision-making process. But some faculty members say it could ultimately take power away from them.

The university senate has the authority to create broad educational policy and academic standards for UK. By changing the structure of the senate, it could change how policies are set at at the university, and change the amount of input faculty has in the decision-making process, faculty members said.

Read more from Yahoo! News. (Originally published in the Lexington Herald-Leader)


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