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A Conference Exploring the Roles and Responsibilities of Faculty

October 24, 2008

At University Hall

In the College of Graduate and Professional Studies

At the University of Mary Washington

Schedule of Events

8:00-9:00 a.m.  –  Registration, Refreshments

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. –  Morning Session

Welcome: Dr. Judy G. Hample, President, University of Mary Washington

Opening Plenary: Dr. Kenneth Andersen, Professor of Communication Emeritus, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign,

10:15-10:30 a.m.  –  Break, Refreshments

10:30-noon  –  Panel: Faculty Governance and Institutions of Higher Education

Respondent: James Lollar, Radford University

“Faculty Governance and Faculty Relationship with University Administrators and Governing Bodies”

  • Rutledge M. Dennis, George Mason University
  • Esther N. Elstun, Professor Emerita, George Mason University
  • David Kuebrick, George Mason University
  • Joseph Scimecca, George Mason University
  • Richard Coffinberger, George Mason University

“Shared Governance at a Rapidly Growing Two-Year, Multi-Campus Community College”

  • Kimberly Bovee, Tidewater Community College
  • Michael Bryan, Tidewater Community College
  • Maureen Cahill, Tidewater Community College
  • Christopher Cartwright, Tidewater Community College
  • Leann Tomesch, Tidewater Community College
  • Wendy Webb, Tidewater Community College

Noon-1:00 p.m.  –  Luncheon Plenary: Dr. Daniel LaVista, Executive Director of SCHEV

1:00-2:30 p.m.  – Panel: Two Case Studies of Faculty Governance

Respondent: Brian Turner, Randolph-Macon College

“A History of Faculty Governance at UMW: A Panel of Faculty Senate Presidents”

  • Craig Vasey, University of Mary Washington, CAS
  • Ernest Ackermann, University of Mary Washington, CAS
  • Stephen Fuller, University of Mary Washington, CAS
  • Denis Nissim-Sabat, University of Mary Washington, CAS
  • Mary Rigsby, University of Mary Washington, CAS
  • F. Douglas Holcombe, University of Mary Washington, CGPS

“’One More River to Cross’: The Making of the Working Group on University Governance’s Report at Norfolk State”

  • Charles Ford, Norfolk State University
  • Suely Black, Norfolk State University
  • Hailu Abatena, Norfolk State University
  • Bidhu Mohanty, Norfolk State University
  • Wold Zemedkun, Norfolk State University

2:30-2:45 p.m.  –  Break, Refreshments

2:45-4:15 p.m.  –  Panel: Who are the Stakeholders?

Respondent: Mary Burgan, Indiana University

“Shared Governance and the Public Interest: Representative Politics and the Role of Faculty”

  • Brian Turner, Randolph-Macon College

“Shared Governance: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective”

  • James Lollar, Radford University

“Should Librarians Have a Seat at the Table? Faculty Status for Academic Librarians and the Role Librarians Play in Faculty Governance”

  • Jami Bryan, University of Mary Washington
  • Charlotte Johnson Jones, University of Mary Washington

“From a Tenured to a Contingent College Faculty: Challenges and Solutions for Faculty Governance”

  • Brent M. Shea, Sweet Briar College

“Reality Check: Myths, Opportunities, and Benefits of Diversity in Faculty Governance”

  • Raul Chavez-Negrete, University of Mary Washington
  • Shaunna Payne, University of Mary Washington

4:15-5:30 p.m.  –  Refreshments & Closing Workshop

  • Dr. Mary Burgan, Former General Secretary of the American Association of University Professors

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