Charge from 2017-2018
Charge 1: Identify, review, and assemble for comparison source materials and interpretations
of those materials pertinent to the faculty governance structure and operation of the
Dearborn, Flint and Ann Arbor campuses, and compare it with the structures of the University
Senate established by the Regents’ Bylaws.
Charge 2: As deemed appropriate by the Task Force, conduct surveys or interviews of Senate
members and key academic administrators of the Dearborn, Flint and Ann Arbor campuses to
assess their opinions about the vitality and effectiveness of the current faculty governance
structure and operation, faculty rights and prerogatives, and degrees of conformity of
governance with all written policy documents identified in charge (1).
Charge 3: Identify ways that the single University Senate formed of the governing faculty on
three campuses can interact and communicate with faculty and faculty governance bodies
unique to UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn to strengthen faculty governance throughout the
Charge 4: Summary of fact-finding, identified strengths and issues of concern, and
recommendations for action by the Senate Assembly.