There are very few deans and associate deans of color. I hope that going forward a proactive effort is made to fill vacant positions with people of color.
There should also be an effort to groom POC for administrative positions.
Nominations for Assigned Time for Exceptional Levels of Service to Students awards are now open. Faculty members may nominate themselves or other eligible members in a letter no longer than two pages long. If nominating someone, please include a statement to the effect that the faculty member is not already receiving assigned time for the same general category of supported activity during AY 2020-21. Senate policy S18-271 includes details on eligibility, supported activities, review criteria and process.
The smooth running of our University relies upon the efforts of faculty, staff and students through their involvement in shared governance. If you've ever thought "why do we do things that way?" or "why don't we do things differently?", I invite you to look for opportunities to serve on campus committees and task forces to see how decisions are made and to make sure your voice, and that of your colleagues, is heard.
Due to the campus closure, the applications for Exceptional Assigned Time Awards has been moved to 9 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2018. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
During this difficult time communication is essential. If there's anything that the Academic Senate can do to help facilitate clearer communication please let us know.