WHEREAS the University Senate of the University of Kentucky adopted a Tenured Faculty Review and Development Policy (TFRDP) on 11 December 1999, and

WHEREAS said TFRDP contained a provision that any substantive changes must be approved by the full University Senate, and

WHEREAS the proposed Administrative Regulation does contain substantive changes from the intent of the policy approved by the University Senate, and

WHEREAS such changes create a situation that may limit the extent of peer review and otherwise adversely affect the rights and privileges of members of this faculty, and

WHEREAS it is the right and obligation of the Senate to provide its advice to the administration on matters of academic policy, and to determine the content and format of such advice,

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the University Senate rejects the proposed AR presented by the UK administration, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University Senate endorses the revised AR attached to this resolution, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University Senate requests that the Senate Council and UK Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (UK-AAUP) appoint a joint committee to seek a meeting with the administration of the University to attempt to secure approval of the attached document, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if there are substantive changes  to the attached document, said document must be returned to the University Senate for its approval.

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