The faculty vote of no confidence against the president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) received nationwide attention this week. The president’s decision to terminate UAB’s football program is the primary reason for all of the interest in the vote. However, as UAB faculty indicated, there were other issues beyond football that led to the successful vote.
On Tuesday, I spoke about this with Alan Alexander of the Birmingham Business Journal. We discussed the aftermath of votes elsewhere, how to improve shared governance, and what this means for other colleges and universities. The article is available here.