• Friday, November 4, 2016

    Chair Talk 3.8 Course Content Survey

    Chair Talk 3.8   Survey on Course Content Giving students a 'heads-up' about certain kinds of course material -- so-called 'content warnings' -- has been much discussed in higher education recently.  As with most things, there are arguments both pro and con, and before we take a position at the UA we want to gather as much data as we can about how our own faculty feel. Some days ago access to a survey about this issue was sent out to Department Heads -- they were asked to forward it to all instructors in their units.  If you did not hear from your Head about this, please ask for it to be forwa... Read More
  • Saturday, October 29, 2016

    Special Chair Talk 3.7 UA Cares

    Colleagues, I'm forwarding a message to you from the coordinator of the UA Cares program -- this is a good time to consider the needs of the various communities we are a part of -- the attached message provides some very helpful information in this regard.    Lynn Nadel_____________________________________________Chair of the Facultynadel@u.arizona.eduDear Colleague, The University of Arizona is currently in the UACares campaign. UA Cares is The University of Arizona's annual workplace giving campaign, providing UA employees with the opportunity to support UA services and programs and the broa... Read More
  • Monday, October 24, 2016

    Constitution & Bylaws Revisions Vote Results

    THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA®Committee on Elections Faculty Center 1216 E. Mabel St. - PO Box 210456 621-1342   Fax:  621-8844facultycenter@email.arizona.eduOctober 24, 2016 Press Release Fall 2016 Faculty Election Results The Committee on Elections verified the results of the Fall Special election to revise sections of the UA Faculty Governance Constitution and Bylaws and is pleased to announce the results of the Fall 2016 General Faculty Special Election. A total of 425 ballots, representing 16.25% of the voting faculty, were received. The results are below. Fall 2016 UA General Faculty Special... Read More
  • Monday, October 3, 2016

    Constitution & Bylaws Revisions Vote

    Please take the time to vote on proposed changes to the FacultyConstitution and Bylaws that have been approved by Faculty Senate.Some of these proposed changes were a recent topic in a Chair Talk 3.6 byLynn Nadel. Voting will close at 5pm on October 14th. Please cut and paste the link below to go the voting site within Qualtrics. Lynn Nadel, Chair of the FacultyMichael Brewer, Vice Chair of the FacultyAmy Fountain, Secretary of the Faculty     Read More
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Chair Talk 3.6 September 28, 2016

    Chair Talk 3.6    The Many Kinds of Faculty Contrary to the fears of some, there is little evidence that tenure will disappear from the UA.  The number of tenure and tenure-eligible faculty at the UA will be slightly greater in 2016 than it was in 2006 or 1996 or 1986, just after I arrived here.  At the same time, the number of other-than tenure track faculty at the UA has dramatically increased over these 30 years.  Such faculty play an increasing role in much of what we do at the UA, in particular enabling us to provide quality instruction in a cost-effective way. Unlike many of our peers, w... Read More