Dr. James South, associate professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy
Marquette faculty, administrators, staff, and students, in a genuinely collaborative way, have made significant and permanent progress in developing structures for shared governance and creating an environment in which all recognize its centrality to the mission of the University. Moving into the future, it will be necessary to build on these foundational understandings, policies, and procedures as we continue to enhance genuine opportunities for full faculty participation in all decisions of general university interest. This task will require the engagement of faculty as well as the support of the administration, and I will work with the senate, faculty council, and administrators to broaden and deepen faculty engagement in shared governance.
The excellence called for in Marquette's mission statement involves all aspects of the University-faculty teaching and research, student research and learning, strong leadership, and the welfare of students, faculty, staff, and administration. The UAS must be open to the voices of all the University's constituencies in furthering these goals and I look forward to facilitating the work of the University Academic Senate as it deals with these challenges.