Mount A joins UNB in non-confidence vote on administration

Faculty at Mount Allison University voted 60-1 to support a motion of non-confidence in the academic leadership of the current president and provost.

Council statement says lack of transparency and commitment to academic quality were factors.

Mount Allison University students protested earlier this week in support of a tuition rebate to compensate them for class time lost during the faculty strike earlier this winter. (Tori Weldon/CBC)

Faculty at Mount Allison University voted 60-1 to support a motion of non-confidence in the academic leadership of the current president Robert Campbell and provost Karen Grant.

In a release, the Faculty Council of the Sackville university stated that when the motion was first put forward, Campbell, who chairs Council, ruled it out of order.

It said he then refused to accept a challenge to his ruling, adjourned the meeting and walked out.

Council members then continued the meeting, debated the motion and voted to support it.

The statement says the administration's lack of transparency and commitment to academic quality and disrespect for faculty are the main reasons for the dissatisfaction.

Last month, the Arts Faculty at the University of New Brunswick passed a non-confidence motion against senior administration. Other faculties followed and passed similar motions.

Earlier this year, classes at both UNB and Mount Allison were disrupted by faculty strikes.