BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The UAB Faculty Senate is considering taking a no-confidence vote on President Ray Watts in the wake of his decision to drop football.
The panel met in executive session for some two hours on Tuesday before announcing two possible actions.
Faculty Senate chair Chad Epps said members voted by two-thirds majority to circulate two possible resolutions to faculty members and will reconvene in January. Epps says the first resolution would "support athletics and require a transparent reassessment of all athletics." The second alternative would be a no-confidence vote in Watts.
Available members also met with Watts for three hours on Monday in another session that was behind closed doors.
Watts announced on Dec. 2 that he was eliminating football.
The Senate fielded comments from fans and faculty members Tuesday.