Update May 1, 2013 6:15 p.m.: Professor of Social Work and Chair of the Silver School Executive Committee Wen-Jui Han explained that the main concerns of the Silver School faculty include timely input from faculty regarding the university’s vision and direction, corruption on top administrators’ salary while students’ tuition burden is increasing, and a lack of acknowledgement from the president and board of trustees of the value and importance of professional schools.
All 44 faculty members were eligible to participate in the vote, including full-time tenured, tenure track, and non-tenure track faculty.
The date of the vote of no confidence has not been determined.
According to an email sent to the Faculty Against the Sexton Plan, the faculty of the Silver School of Social Work voted to hold a vote of no confidence against NYU President John Sexton. 16 faculty members voted for the measure, 12 voted against it, and 9 abstained.
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