The incentive program is voluntary. The screening collects personal biometrics such as cholesterol and blood sugar levels, blood pressure, heart rate and Body Mass Index.

The program has touched off a small-scale debate, said Terrel Gallaway, chair of the Faculty Senate.

Some people strongly support the collection of biometrics, as they believe they should not foot medical bills for those with unhealthy lifestyles, Gallaway said.

However, others are concerned about privacy issues and are worried the test is the beginning of more controls to come, Gallaway said.

One of the critics is David Romano, associate professor of political science, who recently penned an editorial in which he argued such wellness efforts are eroding personal liberty as they try to preach certain lifestyles...
Anonymous ScottC said...
It's a shame that today's children will never know privacy.