Faculty Senate Seeks Representative to BOV

Posted: January 24, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At Wednesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, senators voted in favor of a resolution requesting that the university’s Board of Visitors (BOV) accept a nonvoting faculty member elected by the general faculty to sit on the board.

As part of their argument in support of the resolution, sponsors noted that nonvoting student representatives have had seats on the BOV, the university’s policy-setting and oversight group, for many years. Currently, faculty members are represented on BOV committees as nonvoting members but do not have board seats.

The motion will be referred to the BOV for its consideration.

In other business, senators approved motions to

  • Require a “second level review” of direct hire faculty candidates in all cases, including national and competitive searches, where tenure is to be granted at the time of hire. This review requires faculty input from the candidate’s prospective academic unit.

  • Extend the “tenure clock” for faculty members on a tenure track who are called up for military service.

  • Approve a proposed University Policy on Patenting University Inventions.

In addition, it was announced that a new university-wide committee, the Learning Environments Group, has been established to examine existing and proposed classroom design and learning environments on campus. Associate Provost Rick Davis will chair the group.

For more information, see the Faculty Senate web site.

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