Senate Executive Committee discusses recommendations on addressing faculty concerns

The Senate Executive Committee discussed progress made on recommendations to address faculty concerns at its Monday meeting.

At September’s senate and SEC meetings, Randy McCarthy, Nicholas Burbules and Joyce Tolliver, chairs of the Task Force on Faculty Issues and Concerns, gave a report of the task force’s recommendations. Both bodies then had discussions about the best way to implement these recommendations. SEC Chairman Roy Campbell said the specific committee that will handle each of the recommendations has not yet been determined.

“We’re looking at which committees will be the best fit,” Campbell said. “Once I know the committees will accept work, I will go forward and make some announcements about that.”

In her remarks to the committee, Chancellor Phyllis Wise mentioned the recent progress report on the strategic plan, saying that 180 faculty searches have been authorized for this academic year, in addition to searches for the deans of LAS and ACES. Wise also mentioned the University’s lack of philanthropy compared to its peers.

The SEC approved the agenda for the senate meeting, which will include changes to bylaws and nominations for honorary degrees, which will be decided in full session rather than executive session following a rule change in the spring.

Johnathan can be reached at [email protected] and @jhett93.

By Johnathan Hettinger

Staff writer

The Senate Executive Committee discussed progress made on recommendations to address faculty concerns at their Monday meeting.

At September’s senate and SEC meetings, Randy McCarthy, Nicholas Burbules and Joyce Tolliver, chairs of the Task Force on Faculty Issues and Concerns, gave a report of the task force’s recommendations. Both bodies then had discussions about the best way to implement these recommendations. SEC Chairman Roy Campbell said the specific committee that will handle each of the recommendations has not yet been determined.

“We’re looking at which committees will be the best fit,” Campbell said. “Once I know the committees will accept work, I will go forward and make some announcements about that.”

In her remarks to the committee, Chancellor Phyllis Wise mentioned the recent progress report on the strategic plan, saying that 180 faculty searches have been authorized for this academic year, in addition to searches for the deans of LAS and ACES. Wise also mentioned the University’s lack of philanthropy compared to its peers.

The SEC approved the agenda for the senate meeting, which will include changes to bylaws and nominations for honorary degrees, which will be decided in full session rather than executive session following a rule change in the spring.

Johnathan can be reached at [email protected] and @jhett93.