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  • Friday, May 6, 2016

    Chair Talk # 13 May 2016

    Chair Talk #13   Taking Stock Another academic year draws to a close.  I’ve been relatively silent for the past few months, having somehow decided that traveling five out of six weeks while also teaching an undergraduate class was a good idea. But a lot has been happening, as those of you who pay attention are aware.  The Faculty officers are pleased to have accomplished a few useful things including adoption of an open access policy and a proposed redefinition of who gets to be a member of the General Faculty.  Thanks to the ongoing work of the NTT Ad Hoc Committee, this important redefinitio... Read More
  • Friday, April 22, 2016

    Spring 2016 General Faculty General Election Results

    Spring 2016 General Faculty General Election Results  The Committee on Elections is pleased to announce the results of the Spring 2016 General Faculty General Election. A total of 107 ballots, representing 9.5% of the voting eligible faculty, were received. The results are below. FACULTY SENATE COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES*Melanie Hingle  COLLEGE OF EDUCATION*Rose Ylimaki  ELLER COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT  (1 seat unsubscribed)  COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING*Wolfgang Fink*Wei Hua Lin  COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS*Joseph Labate  COLLEGE OF LAW*Mona Hymel  COLLEGE OF MEDICINE-TUC... Read More
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    Chair Talk #12 March 2016

    When asked recently – “what do faculty think about student retention” -- my first response was, “Most of us don't really think about it.” Student retention has not been an explicit part of our job description and there have been no obvious benefits or consequences of seeing success rates go up or down. But that is changing. You may know that the current first year student retention rate is just over 80%. That means almost one out of every five students who comes to the UA leaves during or after their first year here. Surely this is not a good thing. We have a stated goal of  91% retention by 2... Read More
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    Spring 2016 General Faculty Primary Election Results

    THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA®Committee on ElectionsFaculty Center1216 E. Mabel St. - PO Box 210456621-1342   Fax:  621-8844facultycenter@email.arizona.eduMarch 7, 2016Press ReleaseSpring 2016 Faculty Primary Election Results The Committee on Elections is pleased to announce the results of the Spring 2016 General Faculty Primary Election. A total of 631 ballots, representing 25.1% of the voting faculty, were received. The results are below.Spring 2016 University of Arizona General Faculty Primary Election Results   CHAIR OF THE FACULTY*Lynn Nadel VICE CHAIR OF THE FACULTY*Michael Brewer SECRETARY... Read More
  • Thursday, February 25, 2016

    Chair Talk #11 February 2016

    Chair Talk # 11: Update on the Faculty Senate Listening Tour At the end of the semester, 30 faculty conducted a listening tour with students at six Cultural Centers at the UA.  Observations from those conversations were summarized in Chair Talk #9 (link available on Faculty Governance website) and were discussed during the January Faculty Senate meeting.  Our listening tour continues and we are visiting with students in five more venues over the next two weeks. We will be hearing student stories at the Vets Center, the Transfer Center, the International Center, the Disability Resource Center,... Read More

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