Faculty leaders will meet in March to consider a plan to restructure faculty governance, including providing financial rewards for the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) chair, SACUA members and some SACUA committee chairs.
Senate Assembly members, members of Assembly committees, and members of school and college executive committees will meet 8 a.m. 3 p.m. March 2 at the Michigan Union to discuss the plan that was introduced at last Mondays Senate Assembly meeting by George J. Brewer, a member of the Subcommittee on Faculty Governance.
Faculty are being asked to review and perhaps restructure faculty governance, and to develop constructive approaches to a variety of issues facing the Univer-sity, including pay for faculty and administrators.
Brewer said that in many ways the U-Ms faculty governance system is better off than those at most other universities.
Positives include the size of its budget, office space, the tradition of an elected Senate Assembly and SACUA that meet regularly, access to the president and provost, and its monthly newsletter Faculty Perspectives.
Weaknesses, real or perceived, include: ineffectiveness when it comes to contributing to administrative decisions, lack of respect by faculty, and lack of faculty representation because Assembly has no formal means of assessing general faculty views.
Restructuring plans call for:
Faculty also plan to discuss: