University of Nebraska faculty want more input on decisions

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Some faculty leaders have told the University of Nebraska president that they want more input in important university decisions.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that the UNL Faculty Senate executive committee has criticized the university for making decisions "with little or no faculty input." Faculty members have complained about a lack of involvement in discussions about budget cuts and a new freedom of expression policy.

NU President Hank Bounds disputed the notion that decisions are made without input, but offered to meet with senate leadership to discuss the issue.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha's Faculty Senate passed a resolution in the fall requesting shared governance.

The Faculty Senate presidents at the NU Medical Center and the University of Nebraska at Kearney say they haven't made such complaints to Bounds.