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Members of the Academic Senate debate whether senators use of private email is fair

Members of the Academic Senate debate whether senators use of private email is fair

By Abigale Svoboda

September 22, 2015

Nick Burbules isn’t afraid of an investigation into his behavior. So long as it’s fair. In August, Burbules, senate member and general educational policy professor, was implicated as an advisor to former chancellor Phyllis Wise when the University released over 1,100 emails between University admini...

Policy language a hot topic for the Senate Executive Committee

Policy language a hot topic for the Senate Executive Committee

By Maggie Sullivan

September 15, 2015

Concerns about policy language dominated the Senate Executive Meeting on Monday, where members discussed the background check approved by the Board of Trustees Thursday and the creation of the chancellor search committee.Background checks still a concernThe University will implement a new background chec...

Provost search will not start until new chancellor named

Provost search will not start until new chancellor named

By Maggie Sullivan

August 27, 2015

The search for a new provost to replace Ilesanmi Adesida, who resigned Monday, will not begin until a new chancellor is named first, said Jan Dennis, assistant director for the Office for University Relations. “It’s important the new chancellor have input into the decision of provost, because the...

New SEC Chair Gay Miller prepares for year ahead

New SEC Chair Gay Miller prepares for year ahead

By Maggie Sullivan

August 25, 2015

New Senate Executive Committee Chair Gay Miller said her biggest focus this year is ensuring the committee is as collegial and productive as possible.“I’ll continue to work to make sure, as best I can, our meetings result in productive work that helps move us forward,” Miller said. Former SEC Ch...

SEC debates code: would require members to disclose discussions on University matters

SEC debates code: would require members to disclose discussions on University matters

By Maggie Sullivan

August 25, 2015

Senate Executive Committee member Abbas Aminmansour drafted an email usage code of conduct for the committee to follow and presented it Monday, following uproar about administrators’ use of personal emails to conduct University business.On Aug. 7, the University released over 1,100 emails about Stev...