University Senate Proposed: March 31, 2000

Adopted: Withdrawn March 31, 2000

 

 

RESOLUTION TO ASSURE REGULAR PROCEDURES IN SENATE DELIBERATIONS ON THE PROPOSED COPYRIGHT POLICY

 

WHEREAS the University Senate's mandated role is to enact University policy, subject to Trustee concurrence, on important issues, and

 

WHEREAS the Senate has served this function repeatedly since its founding in 1969, in developing and enacting the University's Code of Academic Freedom and Tenure (Chapter 7 of the University Statutes), regulations governing externally funded research (Chapter 40), and the University's patents policy, among others, and

 

WHEREAS due deliberation and consultation are crucial in the consideration of a new copyright policy, proposed by a Provostial committee this month, with broad implications for faculty rights and prerogatives;

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate serve its mandated and customary function in University governance by following its regular procedures in deliberations on the new copyright policy proposed this spring, including referral to the Faculty Affairs Committee, which will produce a report and a resolution for action at the April 28, 2000 Senate meeting.

Proponent: Faculty Caucuses