MOTION TO ADD MITCHELL CANCER INSTITUTE AS A RECOGNIZED FACULTY SENATE CAUCUS

 

WHEREAS, the University of South Alabama Faculty Senate Constitution provides that the Faculty Senate is the primary representative body of the Faculty and serves as the primary vehicle for eliciting and expressing the opinions, suggestions, and recommendations of the Faculty on all issues and concerns of the Faculty as a whole, and, 

 

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate Constitution additionally provides that Faculty members in each of the free-standing departments, colleges, schools and libraries (i.e., academic units) of the University shall be eligible for election to the Faculty Senate, and,

 

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate Constitution further provides that the body of elected Senators from each academic unit shall constitute the respective Caucus for that academic unit, and,

 

WHEREAS the USA Cancer Research Institute was created in December 2000 and renamed the Mitchell Cancer Institute in 2008, and,

 

WHEREAS since 2008 a focus of the Mitchell Cancer Institute has been the recruitment of both clinical and research faculty, and,

 

WHEREAS, currently the Mitchell Cancer Institute employs 15 full-time clinical and research Faculty members, and,

 

WHEREAS, those clinical and research Faculty members are employed by a free-standing department whose Director reports directly to the University President, and,

 

WHEREAS the Faculty members of the Mitchell Cancer Institute do not fall within any of the currently recognized Caucuses of the Faculty Senate and, as such, have no representation on the Faculty Senate; therefore

 

The Officers of the Faculty Senate Move That the Mitchell Cancer Institute be recognized by the Faculty Senate as a free-standing academic unit such that the Faculty members of the Mitchell Cancer Institute shall be eligible for election to the Faculty Senate with their own separately-recognized Caucus for that academic unit.