• Friday, August 18, 2017

    Chair Talk 4.1

    Chair Talk 4.1   Starting Again  The start of a new academic year is always exciting, but this year promises to be more exciting than most.  I felt some of that excitement at the new faculty orientation the other day - a room full of fresh young (and not so young) faces that represent the future of the UA. For the benefit of our new colleagues a few words about these Chair Talks.   I write them sporadically to bring important issues to the faculty’s attention, and also to reflect on things going on at the UA and beyond.  They will appear in your inbox as the spirit and events move me, and you... Read More
  • Thursday, July 13, 2017

    Call For Nominations for Regents' Professorship

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Chair Talk 3.24

    Chair Talk 3.24              Choosing the Career Track  Many of you are aware of recent discussions around the use of Nontenure Track faculty (“NTT”) as the overall descriptor for those faculty in positions that are not tenurable –  Instructors, Lecturers, and all ranks of Professor of Practice, Research Professor, Clinical Professor, and Professor, NTE (meaning, Nontenure-eligible). A Faculty Senate working group has been meeting with various groups on campus – business officers, Deans, and Heads and Directors, among others – to gauge the collective appetite for a change from the existing ter... Read More
  • Monday, April 17, 2017

    Spring 2017 Results-General Faculty General Election

    The University of ArizonaCommittee on ElectionsFaculty Center1216 E. Mabel St. - PO Box 210456621-1342   Fax:  621-8844facultycenter@email.arizona.eduApril 17, 2017Press ReleaseSpring 2017 Faculty General Election Results  The Committee on Elections verified election results after the Spring 2017 General Election closed on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, and is pleased to announce the results of the Spring 2017 General Faculty General Election. There were 625 voters of the 3,248 eligible to vote, or 19%. The results are below.  NOMINATING COMMITTEEThere was only one candidate for two seats.*Paula J... Read More
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    Chair Talk 3.23

    Chair Talk 3.23                        The Faculty Role in Choosing our next President  Now that the process for selecting the next University president has essentially run its course, it’s time to provide an account of how faculty impacted this choice. This review is all the more important, given the misleading article that appeared in the Arizona Daily Star over the weekend.  Our input started early, with the distribution to faculty of a survey asking for thoughts about the characteristics deemed most important in the next president.  The results of this survey were distributed to the search... Read More