- Cleveland State University's Faculty Senate gave the school's administration a 31-11 vote of no confidence Wednesday.
- The vote came as a result of faculty leaders feeling they had not played an appropriate role in the university's decision to change its undergraduate curriculum to mostly three-credit-hour courses, even though CSU President Ronald Berkman, who assured the faculty that they would play a role in the process and that it wouldn't be rushed.
- Earlier in the meeting, which was attended by over 200 people, Berkman also warned that a vote of no confidence would damage the school's reputation, its relationship with donors and alumni, and affect the decisions of prospective students, but the faculty said they didn't feel the reconfiguration could be completed by the September 2014 deadline.
From the article:
... "The timing concerns me," Vasilios Kosteas, an associate professor of international economics who was in the audience, told Berkman. "A consultant from Ohio State University said from the time it decided to undertake going to three-credit courses the process took three to four years. We deserve and the students deserve the same kind of consideration." ...