Faculty Senate

Approved Minutes
25 February 1998

1 and 2. Call to Order and of Roll

The special meeting was called to order by Suzanne McGill, Chair, at 3:00 p.m. in Library 5. The Secretary called the roll:

Present: Absent (excused): 3. Completion of Pending Business

4. Report from the Chair

5. New Business
The following motion passed unanimously:

WHEREAS each year the Annual Faculty Survey conducted by the Faculty Senate has provided the faculty of the University of South Alabama the opportunity to rate the idea of establishing football team, and

WHEREAS more than 70% of respondents to the Annual Faculty Survey have consistently rated the idea of establishing a football team as very poor or poor, and

WHEREAS most collegiate football programs lose money, and

WHEREAS in order to sustain a collegiate football program, funds needed to establish and maintain quality academic programs may be diverted to athletic endeavors, and

WHEREAS the establishment and maintenance of collegiate football programs tends to adversely affect the academic reputation of a university, therefore

Be IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate opposes the establishing of a football team at the University of South Alabama at this time; further

BE IT RESOLVED that, prior to any action to establish a football team, an in-depth feasibility study addressing both long range and short range financial and academic issues be conducted with provisions for faculty, student a alumni input and response.

6. Adjournment McGill adjourned the meeting at 4:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
T. Lally, Secretary