• 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
  • Friday, February 12, 2016

    Chair Talk #10 February 2016

    Chair Talk #10 Every so often it’s worth stepping back from a focus on what we are not doing well enough to recognize when we doing very well indeed.  Just this afternoon the following data came across my desk:  1 U. of Arizona 28 2 Oklahoma State U. at Stillwater 25 3 U. of California at Berkeley 17 3 U. of Minnesota-Twin Cities 17 5 Arizona State U. 16 5 U. of Oklahoma at Norman 16 7 U. of Kansas 12 7 U. of New Mexico at Albuquerque 12 7 U. of Wisconsin at Madison 12 10 U. of Texas at Austin 11 10 U. of Washington 11 And what... Read More
  • Monday, February 8, 2016

    February 2016 Faculty Poll

    Please click on the link below to access the latest faculty poll about Open Access. This link will be active until Friday, February 19, 2016.  Read More
  • Sunday, January 31, 2016

    Chair Talk #9 January 2016

    Chair Talk # 9  Campus Climate  At the end of this past Fall semester small groups of faculty visited six cultural centers at the UA to listen to students served by those Centers about their lived experiences at our university.  What we heard was discomforting, disturbing, and depressing.  But we also heard about ways in which faculty could make a positive difference in the lives of many students.  A summary of what we heard is available on the Faculty Governance website [Campus Climate-Fall Listening Tour] I urge every faculty member to read this document, as it lays out the reasons why we mu... Read More
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    Chair Talk #8

    Chair Talk #8 Welcome back for another semester – it’s going to be a busy one! Campus climate, quality in teaching and scholarship, student retention, designing a fair compensation policy, open access, the make-up of the general faculty – these are just some of the items on the agenda of your faculty officers this semester.  There will be some major choice-points, and it will be our intention to use the Faculty Poll function on our website to solicit faculty opinion whenever possible.  We exhort you to make your voice heard by participating in these polls, and in other activities when and... Read More