NEWS BRIEFS: UK President and Board Press to Transition University Senate to Advisory Status

FROM INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION: “The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees is set to vote next week to dissolve its University Senate. That body, which is more than 100 years old, is composed chiefly of faculty members and has the substantial power to, among other things, approve or reject new academic programs and courses. The Board is proposing to have a Faculty Senate instead—one that couldn’t shoot down courses and programs but would instead be advisory. The Board would assume ultimate power over educational policy.” Read more here.

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