Faculty Senate Chief Quits at U. of New Mexico, Citing ‘No Hope’ of Shared Governance

The head of the University of New Mexico’s Faculty Senate has resigned because he sees “no hope for an effective shared governance at UNM” under the institution’s current president, the Albuquerque Journal reports. Douglas E. Fields, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, informed administrators on Monday in an e-mail letter of resignation that the Journal called “another blow” to David J. Schmidly’s presidency that could cause problems with accreditors. The university’s communications office did not respond immediately to calls for comment from the Journal.

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