Re: YUFA Senate Caucus

Nuri Jazairi (nuri@YORKU.CA)
Tue, 24 Mar 1998 12:36:15 -0500


The Wednesday Feb 25 "Open Forum" was held during the Reading Week and
following the presentation by the Dean (and the largely unanswered
questions) on the Faculty of Arts budget and planning two weeks earlier
during the Council meeting on Feb 12. It is of course unfortunate that
only few attended. But the timing provides some explanation. The expected
information and utility may also provide some. It may also be interesting
to note that the Exec of the Arts Council (which I heard a month ago had
received a communication from the President about the process for
selecting a new Dean of Arts) had decided not to hold a Council meeting in
March, and the next meeting will be held instead in April when the
semester ends.

Nuri Jazairi

On Tue, 24 Mar 1998, Robert Drummond wrote:
>
> I agree that we should be asking about recruitment plans. That was one of
> the items George Fallis was asked about when he presented a budget forum to
> all interested members of Arts Council last month. The answers were not
> entirely satisfying, but at least there was some sense of plans. No doubt
> those present would have pursued the issue more vigorously had they been more
> numerous. I believe there were eight "ordinary" faculty there (including me,
> on behalf of the Governance Committee, the husbaand of one of the Associate
> Deans -- no doubt wanting to know when her last meeting of the day would end,
> and the Vice-Chair of Council). I counted nine members of the Dean's Office
> Staff there. Where was everybody else (a Wednesday afternoon, I believe it
> was)? Regards, Bob
> --
> Robert J. Drummond, Associate Professor
> Political Science, York University
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