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Governance groups look to fall agendas

By Leslie King | Emory Report | Aug. 29, 2012

The Faculty Council and the University Senate will be exploring the future of private research universities like Emory and plans are to bring in experts to speak on aspects such as financial sustainability; the role of distance education; and especially how the faculty will be affected, says Gray Crouse, chair of the Faculty Council and president of the University Senate.

Both bodies will continue identifying the governance structures set up in each school. The Senate and Council will also look at setting up special committees to deal with broad issues, including various policies and the proposals related to business process improvement. 

The Employee Council, following the theme of "One Staff. One Voice. One Emory," will look at ways to create and strengthen community and also what the Council means to Emory employees, according to Kathy Troyer, Council president. The Council will explore the possibility of a role in the new advisory council structure operating under the Office of Community and Diversity. It will continue to discuss "hot topics" — issues of concern submitted by constituents.