Public forums with legislative representatives to discuss budget cuts approved by Faculty Senate
The Marshall University Faculty Senate Thursday approved a resolution that allows for Marshall and President Stephen J. Kopp along with area stakeholders to hold public forums on the Huntington, South Charleston and Point Pleasant campuses to ask legislative representatives about proposed budget cuts and their positions on the issue.
Marybeth Beller, associate professor and chair of the department of political science, offered further discussion about the importance of the forums.
“We felt that it would be most effective if we talked about the impact on economic development that higher education has in this state…and to ask legislators, point blank, if they would state that they would not be in favor of another budget cut to higher education,” Beller said.
Kopp addressed the Faculty Senate and emphasized the necessity of forums like these because of the growing cuts being discussed by the state.
“Unless we can convince legislators and governors to cut elsewhere or find more revenue, we’re going to face these cuts in the coming years,” Kopp said.
Kopp’s office will send invitations to area business leaders, local government officials and legislators. Faculty Senate members were asked to contact their colleagues, community members and friends to come to the forums.
The legislative forums will begin the first week of November. The meeting on Huntington’s campus is Nov. 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the John Deaver Drinko Library Atrium.
Marty Amerikaner, Board of Governors faculty representative, discussed the importance of establishing better communication between the Board and Faculty Senate. He said next week’s Board of Governors meeting will likely result in discussion about structuring meetings differently to open up communication between Board members and Faculty Senate members.
Two other resolutions were approved at the meeting. One will allow speech and debate team members to register early. The other resolution will add the multicultural course designation to psychology 426.
The next Faculty Senate meeting will be Nov. 21.
Alison Wickline can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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