Text of Interim President Edwards'
Response to Senate Reports and Recommendations on Charges S-1006 on
staggered terms for staff Senators, and S-0915 on conducting staff
Dear Mr. Swalagin:
I am writing in response to
the Reports and Recommendations on Charges S-1006 and S-0915 on staggering
staff senator terms and on conducting staff senator elections, as
the University Senate in January and February of 2011 upon the
of the University Structure and Governance Committee. The
Committee has my thanks for its work in considering
these issues related to staff representation on the Senate.
administration is pleased to accept the Senate's recommendation to
terms of elected staff representatives to the Senate, and has
recommendation beginning with the 2012 elections. University
Human Resources (UHR) has assumed
responsibility for conducting the staff senator election process.
determined that the online system is the most efficient way to maintain
integrity of the staff election process, UHR has adopted an email
system and a staff election website in order to ensure fairness and
the best of its ability.
L. Edwards, Ph.D.
Vivian Fernandez, Vice President for Faculty and Staff