Georgia Southern faculty to present signed petition against proposed workload increase

Brendan Ward

Georgia Southern University faculty plan to present a signed petition against the proposed workload increase  to the president and the provost.

The petition, signed by over 70 faculty and alumni, was written by Claire Nelson, writing and linguistics, limited term assistant professor. 

Nelson said the petition will be delivered to President Kyle Marrero at a 2:30 p.m. meet and greet on the Armstrong campus Thursday and the provost on Friday. 

The petition is against a new workload policy, which was voted down at Wednesday’s Faculty Senate meeting. The policy would have set new workload expectations for faculty members on all three campuses. The proposal failed with 22 votes against it and 11 votes for it.

The Faculty Senate has a chance to pass a revised version of the policy at next month’s meeting or the university will be forced to use the current workload policy, Dustin Anderson, Faculty Senate chair said in a previous article.

The full petition as of April 4 can be seen below:

Kyle Clark, Matthew Enfinger and Nathan Woodruff contributed to this article.

Brendan Ward, The George-Anne Coverage Managing Editor, [email protected]