Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Chair Talk #7 Looking Back
It’s been a very busy semester. In addition to the regular work of faculty governance, many of you have stepped up to help with two significant projects. First, 50+ faculty have participated in “Quality” brainstorming sessions, with the aim of defining quality in both scholarship and instruction. These groups met twice, had fruitful discussions, and draft documents have been generated. This process will pick up again after the break, with the hope of bringing something to Faculty Senate early in the Spring semester. Our ideas will broadly inform th... Read More
Friday, November 13, 2015
Chair Talk #6: Scholarship
Maintaining quality in scholarship is our most critical challenge – so say the 300+ faculty who responded to our recent Faculty Priorities Poll. They fear both our ability to maintain scholarly excellence, and to nurture it well into the future.
Higher education, and research universities in particular, are defined by scholarship, and by their roles in both discovering and disseminating the fruits of that scholarship – knowledge and wisdom about the world and how to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. Scholarship includes research, both wet and dry, in l... Read More
Friday, October 23, 2015
NOTICE OF GENERAL FACULTY SPECIAL ELECTION
Nominating petitions for one Faculty Senate at-Large Representative replacement will be available from the Faculty Center (621-1342) or online at the Faculty Governance website, (click on Nominating Instructions and Petitions) beginning on Monday, October 26, 2015 continuing through Friday, November 13, 2015. The term is for January 2016 through May 2017, as Senator Ayoun will be on Sabbatical.
Voting members of the General Faculty may nominate themselves.
All petitions must be retur... Read More
Friday, October 9, 2015
Chair Talk #5 Quality Speaks
Here is a quick report, as promised, on the Priorities Poll we ran this past week. We got just over 300 participants – not bad for such things, but still less than 15% of the general faculty. There was pretty clear agreement on the top 3 priorities:
#1 Sustaining high quality research/scholarship (in top 3 for 218 respondents)
#2 Salaries and compensation (in top 3 for 186 respondents)
#3 Ensuring quality of Instruction (in top 3 for 170 respondents)
None of the other choices exceeded 100 by this measure, although governance and adm... Read More
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
UA Demographics Link http://ir.uair.arizona.edu/diversity.asp