President Ann Weaver Hart and former Chair of the Faculty Wanda Howell, September 2012.
The University of Arizona enjoys and values a culture of Shared Governance that is unique among many of our peer institutions. The Co-Chairs of SPBAC, Dr. Mika Galile-Belfer and Dr.Randy Richardson, and the Chair of the Faculty, Dr. Lynn Nadel, serve on the President's Cabinet along with the Provost and other vice-presidents, vice-provosts, and deans' representatives. Our Shared Governance Memorandum of Understanding defines the two over-arching shared governance bodies as the Faculty Senate and the Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC). Collective intelligence and mutual responsibility for decision-making enables the University to make better decisions, thus creating a stronger institution that can achieve its goals.