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Fri November 9, 2012
MU non-tenure track faculty may get more voting rights.
Non Tenure Track Faculty at MU won another battle in the fight for rights to vote in campus decisions.
The MU Faculty Council passed a proposal that would change the wording of the University of Missouri System Collected Rules and Regulations at Thursday's meeting.
The faculty council voted 15 to 3 in favor of a proposal to give Non Tenure Track faculty appropriate representation and voting rights on the MU Faculty Council. Last year, 36 percent of the faculty members on the MU Columbia campus were ranked Non Tenure Track. Dr. Harry Tyrer, chairman of the Faculty Council, said these faculty members are essential to MU.
"They are part of the fabric of the university and so their voices need to be heard particularly as it deals with students," Tyrer said.
Tyrer said the next stages include creating websites with information about the proposal and hosting forums. After the inquiry period, the proposal will go to a faculty-wide vote. Should the proposal get a majority vote, it would go before the board of curators. Tyrer hops to reach the final stage by April.
Tyrer says the next stages include creating websites with information about the proposal and hosting forums. After that inquiry period, the proposal will go to a facultywide vote. Should the proposal get a majority vote, it would go before the Board of Curators. Tyrer hopes to reach the final state by April