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Meeting of the Faculty Senate, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences January 13, 2004

Summary: Meeting of the Faculty Senate, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
January 13, 2004
Presiding officer Nancy Felson [Classics] called the meeting to order at 3:34 PM in Room 150 of the
Student Learning Center. Before the meeting officially began, President Adams addressed the Senate.
President Adams greeted the Senate and noted that he plans to speak to the Senate once again when
information regarding current issues (mostly the budget) is more available. This would probably be in
about 90 days, after the meetings of the State Legislature conclude. At that time, there should also be
more information regarding capital projects, salary budgets, fund raising, etc. Dr. Adams reiterated that
the upper administration regards the College of Arts and Sciences as the core of the University and is
committed to the success of the College. For example, two-thirds of the Venture Fund ($270,000) went
to the College last year. Financial input to the college continues to increase from numerous ancillary
sources, with 294 College faculty receiving extra compensation from such sources.
President Adams remarked that both he and Provost Arnett Mace have spent much of their last half year
listening in order to appreciate the issues of importance to College faculty. It is clear that faculty and
administration share the desire to move the University in a positive direction. Nonetheless, many
challenges must be addressed in the coming year: (1) the upper administration needs to establish better
communication with the faculty as a whole; (2) there is an urgent need to address the poor morale among
faculty and staff; (3) the upper administration needs to do a better job of discussing the budget process


Source: Arnold, Jonathan - Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center & Department of Genetics, University of Georgia


Collections: Biotechnology