Idaho State University faculty vote to reject proposed ISU Faculty Constitution
April 28, 2015
Idaho State University faculty voted to reject the proposed ISU Faculty Constitution, 53.5 percent to 46.5 percent.
The vote was held April 20 and votes were tallied last week and announced on April 27.
Based on the results of the faculty vote tally from the vote held on April 20, the Faculty Senate has unanimously and formally ratified the results as rejecting the proposed Faculty Constitution and, in accordance with that majority, will not forward the constitution document for administrative consideration or action, according to Clayn Lambert and Jenny Semenza, ISU Faculty Senate co-chairs.
Two-hundred-seventy-five faculty cast ballots on the measure, either by absentee ballot or by physical vote, representing 42.6 percent of eligible faculty.
Of those voting, 128 voted in favor of the measure of approving the constitution and 147 voted against. These results were confirmed by a group of representatives from across campus; these observers also confirmed there were no irregularities found in the process.
“We again wish to thank all faculty for their participation in the development of this document through its many stages,” Semenza and Lambert said in a written statement.
“We also thank all faculty, regardless of their viewpoint,” they continued, “who participated in the voting process. The issues related to the role of faculty in the governance processes at Idaho State University affect all faculty, and we welcome all perspectives and voices in these conversations. It is the Faculty Senate’s position that continued faculty engagement is critical to the core values and missions of the University.”