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
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.
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.
Kathe Darr, Chair
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.
The Faculty Council is accepting nominations for the 2013 John S. Perkins Award for Distinguished Service.
Click here for more information.
The 2012 Winners of the John S. Perkins Award for Distinguished Service are:
They will be honored at an award ceremony and reception on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in the Trustee Ballroom, 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor at 5:00 p.m.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mary “Becky” Gallagher, who succumbed to breast cancer in Florida on January 6. A tireless advocate for all Boston University faculty, and a winner of the Perkins Award for Distinguished Service, Becky served as the Director of Faculty Governance for over 35 years. Over her long tenure she served as both the institutional memory of the Faculty Council and as an integral part of the Council’s work. Her efforts to ensure faculty participation in university governance made Boston University a better place to teach, research, and learn. We are a better university as a result of her many years of service.
Becky grew up in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and enrolled at Boston University in 1967. She began working at the Faculty Council as an undergraduate and became its first full-time Director upon graduation in 1971.
Those who worked with Becky always knew her as an exceedingly modest person who rarely drew attention to herself. Despite her modesty, she routinely found herself at the center of important and at times contentious debates during BU’s transformation into a major research university. Through it all, she never lost sight of the central role that faculty must play in university life.
After she retired from Boston University in 2008, Becky moved to Florida where she enjoyed golfing, swimming and walking. Becky is survived by her husband, Leo Bourgeois, their daughter, Abby Bourgeois, and many family members in the Boston area. Those wishing to donate in her name may do so at Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Ameson Avenue, Auburndale, Florida, 33823.
A memorial service with friends, family and colleagues will be held for Becky in Marsh Chapel on Friday, April 20, 2012 at noon.
A broadcast email will be sent to faculty and staff with the details, and it will be posted on the Faculty Council website.
Voting for the proposed changes to the Constitution of the Faculty Assembly has closed. I am pleased to report the results.
With a majority of members voting, all of the questions passed with an approval of over 90%.
We have met the requirements under the Constitution, with a return by the majority of the Faculty Assembly and an approval on each ballot question exceeding 2/3.
These changes do not take effect until ratified by the Board of Trustees.
Click here to view the text of the ballot questions.
Many thanks, to everyone who voted.
Adam Sweeting, Chair