Proposed Faculty Senate Resolution: Practices in Hiring Members of the Faculty 3 December 2010 Sponsor: Associate Professor Nathan

Griffith Whereas, Belmont's hiring policies do not explicitly forbid the hiring of faculty or staff on the basis of their sexual orientation; Whereas, it appears that a Belmont employee was pressured to resign her position because of her sexual orientation; Whereas, several faculty have expressed concern over this case, and that it may imply either a deviation in practice from Belmont's posted policies, or that those policies have an interpretation among members of the administration that is not known to the faculty, or that those policies have been revised without appropriate notice or involvement of the faculty or staff; Therefore, be it resolved, that the Faculty Senate respectfully requests a formal conversation with President Fisher and the Provost to clarify Belmont's hiring policy in regard to sexual orientation.

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