Auburn University Faculty Members Dissatisfied with Provost Bill Hardgrave’s Pandemic Plan

The top academic officer at Auburn University is facing a no-confidence vote by faculty members this week over lingering dissatisfaction with his handling of class scheduling around the coronavirus pandemic. According to reports, the University Senate is scheduled to meet Tuesday to address complaints against Provost Bill Hardgrave.

Bill Hardgrave

More than 500 faculty members met in a virtual gathering in November to discuss their concerns about Hardgrave and his insistence on returning to primarily in-person classes in the spring. President Jay Gouge is defending Hardgrave. He says a no-confidence vote during a global pandemic and social unrest would be “unprecedented and destructive.”

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