September 16, 2009

Harris Theater, 4:00 5:00 p.m.




Note: Only business included in the agenda can be transacted at the Special Meeting.



I.       Call to Order

II.      New Business

Provost Stearns and Senior Vice President Scherrens will discuss faculty concerns and exchange information about cuts in the University's budget.  All members of the University community are welcome to attend Senate meetings.

The AAUP recently passed a resolution on the economic crisis:

 "The AAUP ... resolves that faculty should work to turn this [difficult economic] situation around.... Turning the situation around means that faculty should (a) gain access to full information about institutional finances and all other strategically relevant data, ensuring that institutions open their books to shed light on the institution's overall condition; (b) exercise a fuller voice in analyzing and making recommendations about budgets and strategic directions, opening the boardroom door to take a central role in institutional decision making; & (c) pursue measures that...protect the core academic functions of higher education, opening up educational opportunity by reinvesting in educational expenditures."


III.    Adjournment