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Results: Pardee School for Global Studies Dean Search Advisory Committee Vote

January 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized

The voting members of the Faculty Council have voted to appoint Sean Kealy (LAW) to serve on the Pardee School for Global Studies Dean Search Advisory Committee.

Results: SPH Dean Search Advisory Committee Vote

January 27th, 2014 in Uncategorized

The voting members of the Faculty Council have voted to appoint Paula K. Friedman (GSDM) and Betty J. Ruth (SSW) to serve on the School of Public Health Dean Search Advisory Committee.

Pardee School for Global Studies Dean Search Advisory Committee

January 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dear Colleagues:

On January 8, 2014, University Provost Jean Morrison issued a call to form a Search Advisory Committee for the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies.

The Provost has outlined the process the Administration will use to select the Dean for this new School, which will be situated within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).  The Provost’s letter and the position description for the Pardee School Dean are available on her web site.

The Faculty Council will elect one (1) faculty member to serve on this Committee.  This faculty member must hold an appointment external to CAS. Meetings will take place on the Charles River Campus.

If you would like to stand for election to the Search Advisory Committee, please write to the Faculty Council office with the subject line “Pardee School Dean Search Advisory Committee.”  In your email, provide a brief statement of interest, including your professional qualifications and experience.  Your statement will be sent to the members of the Faculty Council.

Nominations will close on January 20, 2014.

The results of the Faculty Council vote will appear on our website on January 24, 2014.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Katheryn Pfisterer Darr

Chair, Faculty Council

Professor of Hebrew Bible

Boston University School of Theology

SPH Dean Search Advisory Committee

January 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dear Colleagues:

On December 20, 2013, University Provost Jean Morrison issued a call to form a Search Advisory Committee for the Dean of the School of Public Health.

Pursuant to the Faculty Handbook, the Faculty Council elects two (2) current Faculty Assembly members to serve on the Search Advisory Committee.  These faculty members must hold appointments external to the school or college subject to the search.

The search for and recommendation of a dean is one of the most important ways that faculty engage in university governance.  Search Advisory Committee members must be prepared to prioritize and devote considerable time to their task, including some dinner times.

If you would like to stand for election to the Search Advisory Committee, please write to the Faculty Council office with the subject line “SPH Dean Search Advisory Committee.”  In your email, provide a brief statement of interest, including your professional qualifications and experience.  Your statement will be sent to the members of the Faculty Council.

Nominations will close on January 22, 2014.

The results of the Faculty Council vote will appear on our website on January 31, 2014.

Sincerely,

Dr. Katheryn Pfisterer Darr

Chair, Faculty Council

Professor of Hebrew Bible

School of Theology

Announcement: Sargent College Dean Search Advisory Committee

September 30th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Pursuant to the Faculty Handbook, the Faculty Council elects two members of the Faculty Assembly to serve on a dean search advisory committee.  Those faculty members must hold appointments external to the school or college subject to the search.

The Faculty Council sent a Call for Nominations to the Faculty Assembly on September 10, 2013 for candidates to serve on the Sargent College Dean Search Advisory Committee.  The nomination period closed on September 20, 2013.  The Faculty Council voted in a online poll that closed at midnight on September 28, 2013.

The Faculty Council elected Yvette Cozier (SPH) and Janelle Heineke (SMG) to serve on the Sargent College Dean Search Advisory Committee.

Announcement: Vice-Chair Election Results

May 21st, 2013 in Uncategorized

Dear Colleagues,

The Faculty Assembly has elected Stephen Brady, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Graduate Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, to the office of Vice-Chair of the Faculty Council.

Dr. Brady will serve a term of one (1) year as Vice-Chair, a term of two (2) years as Chair of the Faculty Council and then a term of one (1) year as Past-Chair.  His service as Vice-Chair will begin on June 1, 2013.

J. Robb Dixon, Associate Professor of Operations and Technology Management, School of Management, has been put forth by the Nominating Committee of the Faculty Assembly for the office of Secretary-Treasurer of the Faculty Council.  Prof. Dixon will serve a term of two (2) years.  His service as Secretary-Treasurer will begin on June 1, 2013.

Thanks to all of those who voted in the election for your participation in University governance.

Sincerely,

Kathe Darr, Chair
Faculty Council

Faculty Council Committee Chair Elections

May 8th, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Faculty Council met on May 7, 2013 and elected the following faculty to serve as committee chairs for a two-year term:

  • Academic Freedom Committee Janelle Heineke, SMG
  • Appointment, Promotion and Tenure (the Faculty Council APT, not the University APT)  Lou Chitkushev, MET
  • Budget Irena Vodenska, MET
  • Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee Erinn Tucker, SHA
  • Student Life Task Force Stanley Buchin, SHA
  • Research Activities, Libraries, Support Services James Hamilton, MED

VOTE: Vice-Chair Election Spring 2013

May 6th, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Faculty Assembly will elect a Vice-chair in Spring 2013.

Click here to read the candidates’ statements and to access the online poll.

The poll will close on Friday, May 17, 2013.  The results will be announced on the Faculty Council website and via broadcast email.

2013 Perkins Award Winners

April 18th, 2013 in Uncategorized

On behalf of the Faculty Council, it gives me great pleasure to announce the 2013 John S. Perkins Distinguished Service Award Winners. The Perkins Award honors those members of the Boston University family who have served the University with great distinction and have made important contributions to the University.

Cynthia Brossman, Administrative Director, Boston University Learning Resource Network

Joanne Hart, Program Administrator, African Studies Center

Sandra Procopio, Assistant Dean of the Undergraduate Program, School of Management

The award ceremony and reception will be held at the Metcalf Trustee Center, One Silber Way, 9th Floor at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Please join us to celebrate our colleagues.

 

Sincerely,

Kathe Darr, Chair

Faculty Council

New By-laws Approved

March 6th, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Credentials and By-laws Committee of the Faculty Council proposed amendments to the By-laws, to bring the document into agreement with the changes to the Constitution, approved by the Faculty Assembly in Spring 2012.

Faculty Council approved the amendments at the March meeting.

The approved By-laws of the Faculty Council are available here.