Resolution on Voting Rights for Part-time Lecturers

Resolution Number: RF90-083
September, 1990

RESOLUTION ON VOTING RIGHTS FOR PART-TIME LECTURERS

RF90-83

At its meeting of November 2, 1990, the Academic Senate approved the following resolution on voting rights for part-time lecturers:

WHEREAS

The present constitutional provisions respecting the right to vote in University-wide elections at SFSU deny the franchise to part-time lecturers; and

WHEREAS

Part-time lecturers constitute a significant majority of the lecturer faculty of this university; and

WHEREAS

The commitment of part-time lecturers to the mission of the University and their contributions to its realization are proportionally at least as great as that of all other faculty; and

WHEREAS

To completely deny any person a voice in the disposition of affairs of common concern is fundamentally abhorrent and unjust; therefore be it

RESOLVED

That the Academic Senate initiate serious and appropriate steps to effect an amendment to the Constitution to establish justice by awarding part-time lecturers a weighted suffrage as presently prevails in departmental elections.