Resolution: Support of Tenure

Whereas, faculty tenure is the foundation of academic freedom and Excellence at American institutions of higher education.

And, whereas, encroachments upon tenure have proven historically to be detrimental both to civil liberties and the search for the truth,

And, whereas, experiments aimed at undermining tenure, however disguised or well intentioned, invariably have a negative effect on the reputation of the institution undergoing experimentation,

Therefore, be it resolved that the Faculty Senate of the University of New Mexico reaffirms its commitment to the principle of the inviolability of faculty tenure and requests that President Richard peck without reservations reaffirm his commitment to the same.