Re: YUFA Senate Caucus

Nuri Jazairi (nuri@YORKU.CA)
Tue, 24 Mar 1998 12:47:10 -0500

Somebody pointed out that Wed Feb 25 was NOT reading
week. Nuri

On Tue, 24 Mar 1998, Nuri Jazairi wrote:
> 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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