February 16, 2004
Budget update, non-Senate teaching faculty on
UCSC's Academic Senate will hold its winter meeting at 2:30 p.m.
on Wednesday, February 18, at Kresge Town Hall. Alison Galloway, Academic
Senate Chair, has addressed the following letter to members of the Senate
outlining issues on the agenda.
|The Committee on Planning
and Budget will present a mid-year report, providing an update on
the budget situation.
Attached is the call
for the Winter meeting of the UCSC Division of the Academic Senate.
There are two major items for discussion, one of which has an accompanying
The Committee on Planning and Budget will present a mid-year report,
providing an update on the budget situation, the possible measures that
can be taken in the long and short terms and the expenses presently
known to be reducible.
The Executive Summary of this report is included in the call, with
the full report to be available before the meeting.
The Special Committee on Non-Senate Teaching Faculty has prepared its
report in which best practices are outlined, based on an
extensive survey of campus departments. These suggestions call for better
integration of non-Senate faculty with departmental governance, particularly
with regard to curricular matters.
The survey of non-Senate faculty supports the proposal to include their
representation on standing Senate committees. The means by which they
will be selected and the form and amount of compensation needed are
The report also addresses the changes in the status of non-Senate faculty
in the new Memorandum of Understanding. The committees work concludes
with a resolution for the Senate to consider greater incorporation of
non-Senate faculty into our governance and the institution of better
measures to provide secure employment, even without security of
employment. Please read this report and the resolution carefully
prior to the meeting.
We will also be able to provide some updates on the budget issue, the
long range development plans, and outside affiliations such as the Monterey
Institute of International Studies.
I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Alison Galloway, Chair
Santa Cruz Division
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