No-Confidence Votes Are No Longer a Death Knell - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education
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John Sexton, president of New York U., received a no-confidence vote from faculty in the College of Arts and Science in March, one of several such votes against him. But he retains the support of his board and remains in place.
July 15, 2013
No-Confidence Votes Are No Longer a Death Knell
By Seth Zweifler
When a hockey alumni association felt the athletic director at the University of Alaska at Anchorage had made bad and autocratic decisions, the group voted to express no confidence in him. Two weeks later, the faculty at Occidental College used no-confidence votes to voice its frustration with the way the institution's general counsel and dean of students had handled allegations of sexual assault on the campus.
In between the votes at Alaska and Occidental this spring, at least five other faculties took votes of no confidence in campus leaders.