SLU's Faculty Senate, Board of Trustees to make joint statements

6:40 PM, Nov 30, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - Saint Louis University's Faculty Senate and Board of Trustees announced Friday they will begin to make statements as one voice.

The groups have had private and candid discussions and decided that once a year the Faculty Senate president will appear before the Board of Trustees to share information with the Board.

Board and Administration representatives will meet each year with the Faculty Senate to provide information on the state of the university.

The Board has also agreed to review the roles of faculty, student, and staff representatives on Board Committees so there is effective participation.

The Faculty Senate has agreed to help create an annual assessment, conducted by an external organization, to help the Board understand interests and concerns of the faculty, staff, and student communities.

The Faculty Senate and Board will also support the Faculty Manual Revision Task Force.

In October, the Faculty Senate took a "no confidence" vote against the school's president, Fr. Lawrence Biondi. A group of students also staged a sit-in, calling for the removal of Biondi. They cited a lack of trust over recent decisions involving changes in campus leadership.

The Board of Trustees will meet December 15 to discuss the votes.


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