The University Record, February 22, 1999

Assembly Roundup

By Kerry Colligan

By mandate of Regental Bylaw, the Senate Assembly must reapportion its membership every three years to accurately represent the faculty population. Under the current apportionment, the School of Public Policy waived its right to one representative.

A proposed reapportionment was distributed that included scenarios with and without public policy representation. The School’s faculty currently are deciding whether to waive representation for the 1999-2002 term. Senate Assembly expects to vote on the reapportionment next month.

The Provost’s Office reports that the grievance policy is likely to be approved by all the schools and colleges by May 1.

The March 15 Senate Assembly meeting will include the ninth annual Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom, by David Hollinger, professor of history, University of California, Berkeley. Hollinger will discuss “Universities and Cosmopolitanism” at 4 p.m. in Rackham Amphitheater.

Hollinger’s lecture will be preceeded by elections to the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA). Statements from this year’s candidates will be printed in the March 8 issue of the Record. The candidates are: Isaac Francis, professor of radiology; John Gobetti, professor of dentistry; Bruce Karnopp, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and associate professor of applied mechanics; Mojtaba Navvab, associate professor of architecture; Kevin Tremper, the Robert B. Sweet Professor of Anesthesiology; Peter Ward, the Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Pathology; and Seonae Yeo, associate professor of nursing.

The April Senate Assembly meeting will include a symposium on divestiture of stock holdings in tobacco companies. Details on the symposium will be announced at the March meeting.