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Faculty core values elucidated

By John Ashby

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 30 - April 27, 1995

The Faculty Senate, in its last regularly scheduled meeting of the academic year, achieved consensus on a topic which has been discussed several times in meetings throughout the year.

The discussion centered around a statement of core values, directions, and goals for the university's faculty. Outgoing President Larry Shumsky had introduced the issue, stating his belief that the university was at a critical juncture in its history. Following agreement by senators that such a position statement was desirable, a committee was appointed to draft the statement. Paul Metz, who chaired the committee, presented the draft statement to the senate, explained the major components, and fielded questions on language in sections of the document.

Following brief discussion, and agreement to make minor revisions, the senate passed the draft statement unanimously. The statement, in final form, is published on page 3 of this issue.