In recognition of the overwhelming view of dissatisfaction with the management of Rensselaer as expressed in the December 2004 Faculty survey, this Faculty (Senate) hereby resolves to conduct a plebiscite in order to ascertain the reasons for Faculty unrest, and thereby provide the administration with guidance. Feedback on the following statements should be garnered:

 

            1.         It is resolved that the present graduate tuition policy is detrimental to the conduct of research, and to relationships with industry. It should be subject to major revision with strong meaningful input from the Faculty.

 

            2.         Promised pension benefits should not be rescinded, since such action represents a breach of faith.

 

            3.         Delays in the review process and arbitrarily imposed indiscriminate terms regarding intellectual property are detrimental to research activity, and such practices should be revisited with strong input from the Faculty.