I wanted to formally thank all of you who put time and effort into our Board of Governor memo. Here is the final version (go.uncg.edu/facultypriorities) printed out and handed to our new BOG Chair, Randy Ramsey, and Search Committee Chair, Kim Strach, as well as all other senate chairs for the other 16 institutions. We were the only one to put together such a document and I am proud that we represented a strong, united faculty voice and have taken the lead on behalf of our colleagues.
Just a gentle reminder that our next two faculty senate meetings are:
1) Wed. 11/6 from 2:30-5 p.m. - Senate Meeting
2) Wed. 11/20 from 2:30-5 p.m. - Senate Forum
I know we are asking for a lot of your time. A proposed tuition adjustment effecting both undergraduate and graduate students is on our agenda for next Wed. so it is good idea to be in attendance if you can.
Also, please go ahead and identify several potential alternates that can attend these meetings on your behalf if you have a conflict. Although they cannot vote, their input is highly valued and, probably most importantly, it sends a sign to administration that we are organized, engaged, and are ready to represent the faculty voice on a wide array of issues.
Other issues coming are faculty welfare, a series of proposed constitutional revisions, online class sizes, student evaluations (including online), peer institution selection, salary raises, implementation of Gen. Ed., and stronger relationships with our Board of Trustees and Board of Governors.
We cannot function without you so please reserve this time on your calendar or send an alternate. Virtual attendance is an option for both meetings and I would like us to revisit our policy around virtual attendance and voting privileges as this becomes a more accepted form of attendance and discourse globally.
I have also made a request to the Chancellor that our Senate Chair be formally added to UNCG's Board of Trustees as an E/O, non-voting member.
Thanks so much!