Motion received from Professor Bruce Flattery, Senator



Motion:  Senate's confidence in the president's ability to manage the university has been severely compromised by the widespread damage to academic programs and the apparent lack of all progress in labour negotiations during this five-week strike; we urge President Marsden to begin the rebuilding of normal confidence by seeing that a settlement is reached immediately and access to university facilities fully restored to the community.


Rationale: "At its best, Senate and its committees are innovative in shaping the learning environment for our mutual benefit.  At a minimum, Senate provides an arena of contestation among alternative visions of academic life, as well as a locus of accountability, for those who administer the institution, to the faculty and students whose work gives the university its raison d'Ltre."  Bob Drummond message, January 2000 Senate Newsletter