Whereas, Compensated faculty division and department chairs are essential to ensure faculty primacy in our 11 areas of responsibility; and
Whereas, There is a movement to eliminate compensated faculty chairs and replace them with professional managers;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate reaffirm its support for faculty division and department chairs and
1) Prepare a paper on best practices for faculty chairs;
2) Inform local senates about effective models for administrative structures;
3) Provide assistance with leadership recruitment and training for faculty chairs.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates
Session breakouts were held in Fall 03 and Spring 04 The position paper "Roles and Responsibilities of Faculty Academic Chairs: An Academic Senate Perspective" was adopted at Spring session and will be published shortly.