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Faculty Senate Shared Governance Forum

Shared Governance Forum:

This meeting is a meeting with the President of the University (or his/her designee) with the general faculty though the Faculty Senate. These meetings will be held–at a minimum—two times in each of the Fall and Spring semesters. The purpose of the meetings is to establish lines of communication between the administration and the faculty of the University. Further, the purpose is to share information about specific areas of concern of both the faculty and the administration of the university in order to resolve specific issues. While concrete solutions may not be possible in the forum, solutions to the issues should be sought and action (where and when possible) be implemented at the earliest possible time.

Two forums will be held each semester. The topic for one forum will be determined by the President and the topic for the other forum will be determined by the Chair of the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate Chair will then arrange (date, time, place) the meeting and agenda between the President and the Faculty Senate (all faculty will be notified and invited to attend the meetings). Faculty will be informed of the topics for the meeting at least two weeks prior to the meeting. While members of the faculty are encouraged to actively participate at the meeting, it is recognized that not all faculty may be able to attend. In such circumstance, the faculty senators may represent or speak for members of the faculty at the faculty member’s request. The agenda sequence will alternate between the President’s topic and the Faculty Senate’s topic. A report of this meeting will be part of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee report to the Faculty Senate. The report will be sent to the President for review prior to publication of the report on the website.