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Date:   September 28, 2009

 

To:       General Faculty

 

From:  Wanda H Howell, Chair of the Faculty

Lynn Nadal, Chair of the Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee

Robert P Mitchell, Vice Chair of the Faculty and Presiding Officer of the Faculty Senate

J C Mutchler, Secretary of the Faculty

Michael A Cusanovich, Chair, Committee of Eleven

Javier Duran, Vice Chair, Committee of Eleven

 

Re:      Faculty Poll

 

We report below the results of the faculty poll held last week. Given the nine-day timeline, we ran into some technical issues carrying out the poll. We gratefully acknowledge the outstanding efforts of the Faculty Center staff and UITS, who rose to the challenge at a time when they were already dealing with a major transition.  Although a small number of faculty experienced difficulties voting, the majority of these problems were resolved within the voting period.

 

Eligibility to vote is described in Article II of the Constitution of the General Faculty at http://fp.arizona.edu/senate/constitution%20revised%202009.htm

and includes

a.              Faculty members who hold half-time or more tenured or tenure-eligible appointments,

b.              Academic professionals who hold halftime or more continuing or continuing-eligible appointments,

c.              Lecturers (including Senior and Principal Lecturers) holding half-time or more multi-year appointments,

d.              Clinical professors, research professors and professors of practice holding half-time or more multi-year appointments.

 

In the spirit of shared governance, we have communicated the results of this poll to the President and the Provost. We are in the process of reviewing the hundreds of comments and will release an executive summary as soon as possible, no later than the end of the week. The full text of the comments will be posted on the Faculty Governance website at http://fp.arizona.edu/senate/ by the end of the week as well.

 

We would like to thank our colleagues for their engagement in this process and their active participation in shared governance. We would also like to encourage even more faculty to participate in the days to come. In that regard, we remind everyone of the next Faculty Forum to be held on Thursday, October 1st, at 4:00 p.m. in Family and Consumer Sciences 202 (campus map  http://iiewww.ccit.arizona.edu/uamap/staticLarge/33.html

 

September 18-25, 2009 UA Faculty Poll Participation:

 

Eligible Voters:                2754 (includes approximately 750 emeriti faculty)

 

Ballots cast:                              858              Percentage of eligible voters:  31.1%

September 18-25, 2009 UA Faculty Poll Results:

             

Question 1. Do you support the way the President has carried out the Transformation Process? On a scale of 1-5, 1=No Support, 5=Full support

  1. 256
  2. 206
  3. 198
  4. 128
  5. 64

 

Question 2. Do you support the way the President has handled the recent budget cuts? On a scale of 1-5, 1=No Support, 5=Full support

  1. 212
  2. 199
  3. 178
  4. 167
  5. 95

 

Question 3. Do you support the way the Provost has carried out the Transformation Process? On a scale of 1-5, 1=No Support, 5=Full support

  1. 483
  2. 142
  3. 106
  4. 73
  5. 42

     

Question 4. Do you support the way the Provost has handled the recent budget cuts? On a scale of 1-5, 1=No Support, 5=Full support

  1. 444
  2. 130
  3. 114
  4. 93
  5. 61

 

Question 5. Do you support the principle of differential cuts? On a scale of 1-5, 1=No Support, 5=Full support

  1. 152
  2. 75
  3. 135
  4. 168
  5. 317

 

Question 6. Do you believe that the central administration has communicated adequately concerning recent changes at the UA?  On a scale of 1-5, 1=Do not agree, 5=Agree

  1. 338
  2. 196
  3. 142
  4. 112
  5. 63

 

Question 7. Do you believe Open Forums would be important in improving communication between the central administration and the campus community? On a scale of 1-5, 1=Do not agree, 5=Agree

  1. 91
  2. 155
  3. 264
  4. 172
  5. 165

 

Question 8. Do you believe More Email and Other Digital Messages would be important in improving communication between the central administration and the campus community? On a scale of 1-5, 1=Do not agree, 5=Agree

  1. 164
  2. 141
  3. 243
  4. 175
  5. 124

 

Question 9. Do you think central administrator should be more visible on the University Campus? On a scale of 1-5, 1=Do not agree, 5=Agree

  1. 67
  2. 75
  3. 218
  4. 200
  5. 287

 

Question 10. How much confidence do you have in the ability of central administration to lead us through the tough challenges we face now and in the foreseeable future? On a scale of 1-5, 1=No confidence, 5=Full confidence

  1. 311
  2. 204
  3. 168
  4. 98
  5. 75

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