Text of April 6, 2005 letter to Senate from President McCormick
Report and Recommendations on Faculty Departmental Voting Rights:
I am writing in response to the University Senate's Report and
on Faculty Departmental Voting Rights, which was approved at its
19, 2004 meeting. My thanks to the members of the Senate's
and Personnel Committee for their thoughtful work on this report and
recommendations for amending the University Regulations and Procedures
Book 2, Section 2.1.1 Membership.
The administration is in agreement with the recommendations put forth
the Senate report. Of particular note is the final sentence of
recommended insertion: "In addition, the voting faculty body of
secondary department or unit may also designate them as voting members
with the bylaws of the department or unit, such approval being based on
involvement of the member in that unit." We are in agreement that
decisions properly belong in the hands of the local faculty unit.
Richard L. McCormick