Council Discusses Governance Survey

The Faculty Council spent the first hour of its October 22, 2013, meeting in a faculty-only session to review and discuss the results of the faculty governance survey conducted in early fall. Of the approximately 3,000 surveys sent, 1,084 faculty responded. Half of the respondents were in non-tenure track positions, more than half were male, and more than half were in the School of Medicine. More than three quarters reported their race as “white.” In the closed session, Council chair Deb Houry says, the group discussed “the lack of visibility of University Senate and Faculty Council work, which we could interpret as a call for members to report more to colleagues and to improve school-specific communications.” Also discussed, she added, was the role of these governance bodies: “What needs to be dealt with at an individual unit level, and what rises to the university-wide level? And what are the mechanisms for those larger discussions?”

Additional reports from survey results are available in the below post.


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