LIU Post Faculty Vote No Confidence in Cline
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LIU Post Full-time Faculty Pass No-Confidence Resolution against President Cline
Brookville, NY – September 13, 2016 – In an emergency full-time faculty meeting on September 8, 2016, the faculty at LIU Post passed a no-confidence resolution against LIU President Kimberly Cline.
This no-confidence resolution highlights concerns of the faculty related to the negative impact on campus services and the university’s reputation as a result of President Cline’s handling of contract negotiations with the LIU Brooklyn faculty. In what may be the first time in the history of education in the United States, a well-established faculty union was locked out. In addition, since President Cline’s arrival, LIU Post has seen a significant decline in student enrollment, unprecedented firings of personnel, and ineffectual management of the institution.
The LIU Post faculty’s no-confidence resolution argues that President Cline’s actions reflect a disinvestment in academics and student needs and that the decision to lock-out the LIU Brooklyn faculty compromises the integrity and proper functioning of LIU programs, including those at LIU Post.
LIU Post is home to award-winning faculty who prioritize innovative, hands-on teaching techniques and conduct cutting-edge research, locally and around the world. As one faculty member pointed out, a fountain at the center of campus sums up the University’s mission in this way: “Access to the American Dream Through Higher Education.” Faculty members say they strongly desire to see LIU restored to the highest expectations of this mission through student access to the programs LIU has to offer.
LIU Post is a private institution serving a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. LIU Post and LIU Brooklyn are the main campuses of Long Island University.
John Lutz, PhD
Vice Chair, Faculty Council
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