ERIC Number: ED061884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
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Tentative Recommendations Concerning A University Senate and the Council of Deans.
Harvard Univ., Cambridge , MA. Univ. Committee on Governance.
This document comprises recommendations concerning a University Senate and the Council of Deans at Harvard University. The recommendations for the Senate are: (1) a University-wide Senate should be established as a deliberative and advisory forum; (2) the Senate would be composed of faculty and students elected from the various schools; (3) nothing should preclude either the faculty or student members from meeting separately; (4) the President of the University or his designee would be the presiding officer; (5) the Senate would have a steering committee consisting of 8 faculty and 4 students; (6) the Senate would function through committees established by the Senate, appointed by the President, and selected from the University community; and (7) the structure and activities of the Senate should be examined 4 years after it is established. Recommendations for the Council of Deans are: (1) the Council should be maintained as an advisory body to the President and Governing Boards; (2) attendance at meetings of the Council beyond those of decanal rank should be determined by the President; (3) the Council should be provided with an adequate staff; (4) the President should consult the Council before dealing with matters of considerable significance; (5) the Council should be consulted by the Governing Boards in matters which concern them; and (6) close contact should be established between the Council and the University Senate. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge , MA. Univ. Committee on Governance.