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Trustee Document T70-62AThe Morris Report is included here as a historical document. It is the original document that establishedshared governance on the Amherst campus. It has been replaced by a later modification, T73-098, the"Wellman Document."FACULTY SENATE UM/A PROPOSALON FACULTY PARTICIPATION INUNIVERSITY GOVERNMENT--JUNE 1969Be it resolved that the Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts hereby adopts the followingpolicies for the improvement of faculty participation in University decision-making:1.The Board of Trustees endorses the concept of faculty participation in decision-making pertaining toacademic matters and personnel policies at all levels of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, itsschools and colleges, and its departments. The structure through which this participation takes placein the case of each successive level--whether through college or school senates, executivecommittees, or the entire faculty (in the case of small departments)--shall be recommended by a voteof the faculty concerned. The faculty membership of such representative bodies shall be elected. Thecollege or school senates, executive committees, or the entire faculty shall adopt bylaws governingtheir meetings and the establishment and functioning of their committees.2.The Board of Trustees, through the Secretary, will undertake to publish, keep current, distribute to allmembers of the faculty and administration, and make available for distribution to other interestedpersons a code of policies and procedures relating to the government of the University ofMassachusetts.3.The Board of Trustees will cooperate with the Faculty Senate Committee on Committees (Amherstcampus) in exploring the possibility and desirability of adding trustees to some standing committeesof the Faculty Senate.4.The Board of Trustees endorses the following principles with respect to faculty participation inTrustee meetings:a.The Faculty Senate representative to the Board of Trustees, and a similar representative fromUM/Boston and UM/Worcester, shall be admitted to all sessions of the Trustees, includingclosed to the public sessions.b.The faculty representatives to the Board of Trustees shall be given the privilege of speakingat meetings of the Trustees, andc.Faculty members shall be appointed to attend committees of the Trustees with the privilege ofspeaking.

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Fall
Professor
Sajid
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Chairman, Committee, executive committees, FACULTY SENATE UM

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