The faculty leadership has just announced a public forum. I hope those of us expressing concerns here will take the trouble to show up and bring our colleagues. Similar forums last year were very poorly attended -- we can't expect the faculty leadership to represent us if we don't tell them what we think.
Here is the text of the email announcement:
Open Faculty Forum with Faculty Governance Leadership: Kiva Auditorium, Student
Union, Wednesday September 9, 1-3pm.
Mike Cusanovich, Wanda Howell, Robert Mitchell, J.C. Mutchler and Lynn Nadel will answer any and all questions about current events at the UA, and howfaculty governance is, and is not, playing an appropriate role.
All Faculty Members are invited, indeed encouraged, to attend to voice their opinions and ask their questions in a frank and open setting. Members of the Central Administration and Deans will not be present.