STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State faculty members are considering a vote of no-confidence in the university's board of trustees.
The Faculty Senate meets Tuesday afternoon on campus in State College to consider the symbolic vote. Also on the agenda is a motion calling for a special committee to investigate the trustees' oversight.
The no-confidence motion, put forward by medical faculty member Anthony Ambrose, calls for the resignation of the trustees as well as an all new board that is "lean, clean, and probably under these circumstances pretty mean, with no more than nine or ten members," according to the Faculty Senate agenda.
The 32-member board of trustees has come under fire for its handling of a child sex abuse scandal that led to the firings of the university president and longtime football coach Joe Paterno, who died on Sunday and was mourned on campus Tuesday.
The trustees elected new leadership from within their ranks on Friday, promising reforms and transparency.
The trustees also adopted sweeping changes to improve safety on campus that were recommended by a task force formed in the aftermath of the scandal, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Under the changes, Penn State will provide training to security and athletic department workers, as well as other employees, to ensure they comply with federal laws on reporting crime and the prompt reporting of abuse allegations.
A plan for trustees and faculty to meet Tuesday was postponed because of Paterno's recent death.
The Senate represents more than 5,500 full-time faculty at 23 Penn State campuses.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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