Provost Baker to speak with faculty group

NIU Provost Kendall Baker will update the Faculty Assembly on the equity of faculty salaries at the Assembly’s meeting today.

The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. in Holmes Student Center room 505. Baker is scheduled to speak at 4:30 p.m.

University Council Executive Secretary Judy Bischoff said faculty will vote on the creation of a faculty senate. The current proposal includes a 75-member senate with faculty to be elected by their departments to serve on the senate.

The assembly’s decision will be presented to the University Council at their March 8 meeting. The proposed amendment to authorize a faculty senate would require a two-thirds vote by the UC, Bischoff said.

Regency Professor William Monat also will propose an amendment giving the NIU Athletic Association a representative on the NIU Athletic Board.