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UE faculty planning alternate alignment plan

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Faculty at the University of Evansville are preparing to create their own alignment plan for the school. Our partners at WEHT-TV report the university’s Faculty Senate passed a resolution just weeks after UE’s President’s Council announced a realignment plan that would include the removal of three departments and more than a dozen majors.

The resolution calls for the creation of a committee to come up with an alternative alignment plan.

UE faculty has seven days to vote on the resolution and, if approved, the committee will create a timetable for the effort, which will conclude with a presentation of the alternative plan to UE President Chris Pietruszkiewicz before the end of the spring semester.

You can view the full resolution from the UE Faculty Senate, courtesy of WEHT, by clicking here.

When the original realignment plan was first announced, Pietruszkiewicz said the effort would allow the university to continue to invest in areas of growth, make it financially sustainable, and better able to support students in the future.

Less than a week later, an online petition was created calling for the president to resign or be fired. The petition had nearly 5,000 signatures as of noon on Wednesday.