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Special Committee regarding the Provost and Executive Chancellor

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January 31, 2017

Dear Senate Faculty Colleagues – Please see the message below from Senate Special Committee Chair Dan Hare.

Dear Dylan,

The Senate Special Committee charged with preparing a report on a possible vote of no confidence in the Provost held their first meeting on Monday, January 30. The Committee carefully considered the charge to the committee (attached) in light of announcements from the Provost and Chancellor subsequent to the development of the committee charge. I write to inform you of the committee's decisions concerning several specifications of the committee's charge.

The Special Committee appointed a subcommittee to address Specifications # 2 and 3: #2, "Offer a brief overview of very recent events that have led to the calling of the Special Meeting and appointment of the Special Committee..."; #3: If relevant outline any history of specific issues that the Special Committee believes contributed to the Senate faculty's call for the special meeting to consider a Vote of No Confidence..."

The Special Committee decided to solicit input from the Senate faculty at large (Specification # 4) via a website that allows faculty to submit confidential comments to the Special Committee that are relevant to the Committee’s original charge and subsequent administrative actions. We anticipate that the mailbox will "go live" on February 1. Further details will follow. The Special committee also will solicit comment from key Senate committees and their chairs. Decisions concerning further input to the Special Committee will be made at a later meeting.

The Special Committee recognizes the time-sensitive nature of its work and the possibility that further administrative decisions could greatly affect both the work and the final product of the Special Committee. You are welcome to share this update with all Senate faculty.

Dan Hare
Chair, Senate Special Committee

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