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March 21, 1997

Input on president's office sought

by Diana Pounds
The faculty committee that is evaluating the performance of President Martin Jischke and the president's office is seeking written comments from faculty and members of the campus community.

Comments should be sent by April 7 to the Committee to Review the Office of the President, Faculty Senate, 103 Lab of Mechanics.

"We're focusing on faculty input, but others in the campus community are welcome to submit comments," said Richard Seagrave, distinguished professor in chemical engineering and chair of the committee conducting the review.

"While comments may be about any aspect of the president and his office, we're particularly interested in those involving the president's management of such issues as shared governance, promotion and tenure, financial resources, admissions and retention, diversity, technology transfer and athletics," Seagrave said.

He added that tenure-track and adjunct faculty are receiving a survey seeking information on the president's performance.

Faculty Senate bylaws call for the senate to evaluate the president and the president's office every five years. Seagrave said the committee hopes to complete the evaluation by the end of the semester.

The evaluation of the president's office will be made public, Seagrave said. The evaluation of Jischke will be private, shared only with the State Board of Regents and the Faculty Senate Executive Board.

More information on the Committee to Review the Office of the President is available on the Faculty Senate Web pages.

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