The University Star

Faculty Senate talks DACA, CDO and dean search

%3Cem%3EStar+file+photo%3C%2Fem%3E
Back to Article
Back to Article

Faculty Senate talks DACA, CDO and dean search

Star file photo

Star file photo

Star file photo

Star file photo

Sandra Sadek

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Faculty Senate discussed a proposed DACA resolution and the searches for a new dean of education and chief diversity officer, Feb. 28.

The Texas Council of Faculty Senates issued a resolution regarding DACA which President Denise Trauth, and other university presidents, signed. The resolution stated:

“The members of Texas Council of Faculty Senates remain committed to serve their students regardless of national origin. We recommend that all students in the United States of America under the provisions of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) be provided a pathway to citizenship by legislation.”

As the search for a permanent chief diversity officer continues, Sen. Jesse Gainer expressed concerns about the heavy responsibilities attributed to the CDO, who is also the Title IX coordinator and the Director of the Equity and Access office. Other senators also voiced this concern.

“If the university valued any of these three things, there would be three positions specific to each issue,” Gainer said.

Sen. Elizabeth Bishop brought up issues with the Rising Star Grant during the meeting, arguing that the process has been “erratic” in recent years, with the amount of money offered steadily decreasing. Chairman Alex White agreed to look into the matter before presenting this issue to the President’s Academic Advisory Group.

The senate also approved of questions for the dean of education candidates, making sure to address shared governance and leadership. The first interview is scheduled for March 2.

Faculty Senate elections are to take place after spring break, with candidate lists circulating around in various colleges.

About the Writer
Leave a Comment

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act states that "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider" (47 U.S.C. § 230). This means The University Star is protected as a platform and cannot be held liable for user-submitted comments. Additionally, The University Star retains CDA immunity while editors reserve the right to take down comments for any reason. Editors also reserve the right to refuse to take down comments that are not profane or libelous. By submitting comments to The University Star, commenters agree they have read and understand this policy.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Faculty Senate talks DACA, CDO and dean search

    Breaking

    Kerbey Lane Café to take over Saltgrass Steakhouse location

  • Faculty Senate talks DACA, CDO and dean search

    In Brief

    Canvas replaces TRACS

  • Faculty Senate talks DACA, CDO and dean search

    Breaking

    Texas State student pronounced dead after an apparent drowning

  • Faculty Senate talks DACA, CDO and dean search

    Breaking

    San Marcos police officer recovering after being hit by drunk driver

  • Faculty Senate talks DACA, CDO and dean search

    In Brief

    City Council moves to supporting San Marcos as Mermaid Capital of Texas

Navigate Right
Defending the First Amendment since 1911
Faculty Senate talks DACA, CDO and dean search