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Governance matters

R. Steve Dick/University Relations

The University Senate Executive Committee (SenEx) just kicked off a new year. Pictured, from left, are: Prakash Shenoy, faculty; Jack Brown, faculty; Eric Foss, student; Jack Connor, student; William Crowe, president of University Senate and chair of SenEx; Hannah Love, student body president; Marianne Berry, president elect for University Senate; Liz Kowalchuk, faculty; Jason O'Connor, Unclassified Staff; Tom Cox, student; Nancy Kinnersley, president elect for Faculty Senate; Doug Carter, University Support Staff; Danny Kaiser, president of Unclassified Senate; Richard Levy, president of Faculty Senate. Not pictured: Dennis Constance, president of University Support Staff Senate.

University Governance does important work that affects everyone at KU. For example, last year Governance developed and sent forward for the chancellor's approval comprehensive reforms of the promotion and tenure standards and procedures, and a streamlined and clarified grade replacement policy. The group is developing important proposals to improve the evaluation of teaching and to develop research computing resources.

Governance is the voice of the faculty, students and staff on issues of policy.

This column will feature important issues and developments. For further information, see University Governance.

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