Sunday, June 1, 2008
Congratulations on getting through another year… I hope everyone is taking some time off and enjoying their summer. I just wanted to touch base with everyone and send a few Shared Gov reminders.
First, congratulations to everyone who was appointed to serve on a committee for the 2008-2009 academic year! Your appointments came out of an intense interview process – be proud, there were a lot of qualified candidates, and you were standouts. Remember that several responsibilities come along with your appointment. In addition to regularly attending your committee meetings, you are also required to attend the weekly Shared Governance meetings. The weekly Shared Governance meetings are an opportunity for all Shared Governance appointees to come together, share information, and provide feedback.
Also, thanks to all 2007-2008 appointees. Your outstanding work gave this committee a huge boost of legitimacy that will be valuable next year and in years to come. It was a privilege to get to know all of you. Please remember that your appointment runs until the end of summer; if your committee meets before classes begin, try your best to attend. Update on this blog as usual. If you cannot post on the blog for some reason, email me an update. If summer opportunities such as search and screens come up, I will send out an email and post here soliciting appointees. We still have spots open for the fall, so be on the lookout for committee opportunities.
We will be having a meeting before summer ends, probably during the week of August 20-27; I'll send an update with the exact date and place. The first regular fall meeting will be September 2nd. Our meeting time for the year will be, as it was last year, Tuesdays at 5:00 pm. I realize that the 2nd is the first day of classes, but we will have a lot to do to get ready for the year. I’ll send out a reminder email and agenda the week before. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email me.
Chair, Shared Governance Committee
The Associated Students of Madison Shared Governance Committee Blog serves as a space for shared governance appointees and the UW-Madison student body to communicate on issues relating to shared governance. As part of their responsibilities as student representatives, appointees will post a report following each meeting attended.