SMSU profs pass no-confidence vote in chancellor

Leaders of the faculty association at Southwest Minnesota State University Monday  joined colleagues at other campuses by passing a vote of no confidence in Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system Chancellor Steven Rosenstone.

Here’s a response from MnSCU communication chief Kim Olson:

We have, once again, received notice from the media that a faculty senate has issued a vote of “no confidence” in Chancellor Steven Rosenstone.

We continue to be disappointed that the faculty union leaders are employing this tactic to further their goal of stopping the critical conversations that make up Charting the Future, and we encourage everyone to attend one of the Gallery Walks taking place throughout the state that showcase the outstanding work of our campus-based implementation teams.

We will continue to seek broad input on the ideas produced over the last two years and welcome the faculty back to the table any time they choose to return.

Here’s the original announcement:


 

  • Beverly

    I would respectfully ask MnSCU communication chief Kim
    Olson to contact “union leaders” about their goal rather than stating
    it for them. If elected “union leaders” are not qualified to speak for the faculty
    they represent, then surely MnSCU communication chief Kim Olson is even less
    well qualified. Perhaps the goal of the state university faculty is not to stop
    the “the critical conversations that make up Charting the Future.” Perhaps
    the goal is to secure for MnSCU a new leader who has the confidence of faculty
    and students. That way we can begin to chart a truly democratic future for
    Minnesota’s most important higher education system.