University of Nebraska Faculty Oppose Hiring Idea

UNLLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska faculty members are voicing their opposition to a proposal to limit or even eliminate faculty and student participation in the hiring of senior administrators.

The university’s Regents Board is considering changing its bylaws to exclude students and faculty from consideration in hiring campus administrators, including chancellors, vice chancellors and deans.

The proposed chance comes as the university looks to replace J.B. Milliken, who left the NU president’s post last month to become chancellor of the City University of New York.

UNL Faculty Senate President and biology professor Ken Nickerson says faculty senate members only learned of the proposed changes within recent days.

Nickerson says the restrictions should pertain only to the presidential search — not to other academic administrative positions.