Dr. Sharon Lovell (CISAT), Commencement

I. Introduction

I.D. Message from the Speaker of the Faculty Senate

Dear Colleagues,

The Faculty Handbook is a collaborative accomplishment produced by university faculty and administrators. It is essentially an agreement between the faculty and administration that describes the obligations of faculty, but also guarantees them certain rights. Thus, the handbook is an important document that provides guidance and promotes a shared understanding of the role of faculty in the university community.

The Faculty Handbook evolves over time. As described herein, it is subject to annual revision as faculty and administrators work together to clarify and improve it. Please feel free to notify me or members of the Faculty Handbook Committee of your concerns or suggestions. All of the suggestions made by the university community are given serious consideration by the Faculty Handbook Committee. The faculty handbook revision process is truly collaborative, and all of the participants demonstrate a commitment to transparency and clear communication. Ultimately, we all seek a document that is clearly written, that is fair to all members of the university community and that promotes the mission of university.

David McGraw
Speaker, Faculty Senate
2013-2014