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Question 1 Forum with Nevada Lawmakers

  • 23 Feb 2024
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Hybrid: UNLV, TMCC, Zoom

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All NSHE faculty are invited to attend an open forum with our invited guests, Assemblyman Howard Watts, Senator Marilyn Dondero Loop, and Senator Dina Neal, to discuss the ramifications of Question 1 which will appear on the November ballot.

Question 1 asks Nevada voters to decide if the Nevada Constitution should be amended to remove the constitutional provisions governing the election and duties of the Board of Regents. The Nevada Faculty Alliance is hosting the forum for all NSHE faculty on February 23 to explore the ramifications of this vote.

Although a similar ballot initiative was narrowly defeated in 2020, there appears to be momentum for Question 1's approval this year. Passage will open the door to redefine how regents are selected and their scope of authority. It will also allow the legislature to assume many responsibilities currently vested in the regents. While the new provisions would provide many opportunities for reform a governing body that is frequently dysfunctional, it also poses danger as it may create the possibility for activist lawmakers, like those in Florida and Texas, to mold higher education into an ideological tool.

Faculty engagement and activism will be crucial to help shape a new system into one that honors the fundamental tenets of higher education: faculty and student rights and responsibilities, academic freedom, shared governance, due process, and intellectual honesty.

The forum is open to NSHE professionals and all NFA members are strongly encouraged to participate at 3:30 PM, Friday, February 23. The hybrid forum will be held at UNLV, Rogers Literature and Law building, RLL 101 with a video connection to TMCC, Sierra Building, room 108. Participants may also join via Zoom.

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