Resolution: Speech & Hearing Sciences Housing

WHEREAS, the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department was placed in “temporary” housing (a small collection of trailers) twenty-one years ago; and WHEREAS, in 1993 external reviewers emphasized the inadequacy of departmental facilities; and

WHEREAS, in September 2001 the most recent Speech and Hearing Sciences Graduate Program Review Team described part of the program’s facilities as “unsuitable for clients, research or offices; and

WHEREAS, the inadequate physical facilities have made it difficult for faculty to develop a program consistent with the character and goals of a doctoral research extensive university; and

WHEREAS, clients of the Speech and Hearing Sciences program are subjected to these inadequate facilities whenever services are sought;

THEREFORE: BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate strongly endorses the request of the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department for permanent, suitable facilities.