Open Letter To President Schlissel:

Dear President Schlissel: In June 2012, President Barack Obama passed an immigration policy called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an executive action that conferred renewable legal residency status on undocumented immigrants who entered the United States before the age of 16. DACA has allowed hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers” to live in the United States without fear of deportation, many of them college students. President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to repeal DACA, creating an atmosphere of deep uncertainty, anxiety, and apprehension…to read more and sign click here


Tri Campus Task Force members:

Tom Wrobel – Flint
John Ellis – Flint
Gerry Moran – Dearborn
Natalia Czap – Dearborn
Rebecca Cunningham – Ann Arbor
Robert Ortega – Ann Arbor
The Task Force shall:

(1) Identify, review, and assemble for comparison source materials and interpretations of those materials pertinent to the faculty governance structure and operation of the Dearborn, Flint and Ann Arbor campuses, and compare it with the structures of the University Senate established by the Regents’ Bylaws

(2) As deemed appropriate by the Task Force, conduct surveys or interviews of Senate members and key academic administrators of the Dearborn, Flint and Ann Arbor campuses to assess their opinions about the vitality and effectiveness of the current faculty governance structure and operation, faculty rights and prerogatives, and degrees of conformity of governance with all written policy documents identified in charge (1)

(3) Identify ways that the single University Senate formed of the governing faculty on three campuses can interact and communicate with faculty and faculty governance bodies unique to UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn to  strengthen faculty governance throughout the University;

(4)  Deliver a written report to the Senate Assembly by 17 April 2017 that summarizes its fact-finding, identifies strengths and issues of concern, and offers recommendations for action by the Senate Assembly.

University of Michigan – Faculty Governance

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Coming Up

SACUA: Next Meeting Jan. 9, 2017
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SACUA: Meeting in Flint, Dec. 14, 2016
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Senate Assembly Meeting December 12, 2016
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