Tuesday, March 16, 2004

What do faculty senates do? 

William Marina explains it to David Beito that faculty senates normally are rubber stamps, and this might be why ten faculty in the Mississippi State University faculty senate did not vote to support the fired profs at Southern Miss.
In 1973 I was having lunch with the Chair of the Comm. of Committees of the Senate, which selected all of the folk, in consultation with the Adm., who would be on the various and numerous committees, enough to pretty much dilute power throughout the institution. He informed me, he could get anyone on any committee he wished.

�How is that?� I asked. �Simply by suggesting your name,� he replied, �the Adm. will accept anybody but you.�
Boy does THAT sound familiar!