Vol. 8 No. 2 November 8, 1996
On Monday, November 11th and Tuesday, November 12th, the members of the Kingsborough faculty wilt get an opportunity to nominate members of the faculty for three positions for Senators and two positions for alternates t the University Faculty Senate. The Senators are to be elected for a three-year term expiring in May of 2000, and alternates are to be elected for a one-year term expiring in May of 1998, in an election to be held in early December.
The Patriot has consistently believed that 1) more junior members of the faculty should be given opportunities to serve in university-wide activities, 2) no single department should dominate in its representation on the University Faculty Senate, and 3) we should only re-nominate and reelect those members of the faculty who have demonstrated that they are truly committed to the interest of the faculty, and who take rational approaches to resolving faculty/College/University conflicts, rather than those who are hungry for released time or those who have as their agenda, self-aggrandizement and perpetuation of their own ideologies.
With this in mind, the Patriot is suggesting names of faculty members who represent diverse departments and disciplines and who, we believe, can be trusted to place faculty interests ahead of their own. We recommend that you place their names in nomination for either senator or alternate or both. Nine nominees for senator and six nominees for alternate will be placed on the final ballot (plus ties) in order of the highest number of nominations received. Those who wish to decline the nominations will have an opportunity to do so as provided in the memorandum from the College Council Committee on Elections, dated Nov. 4,1996. Of course, you may think of other members of the faculty who may be equally suitable for these positions and you should consider them as well.
PATRIOT'S SUGGESTIONS FOR NOMINATIONS
* Reasons behind not suggesting any name/s from the English and History Depts. are as follows; 1) Prof Susan O'Malley of the English Dept. was elected Senator last year to a three-year term expiring in May 1999. Thus, the English Dept. has already been assured representation in the Senate for the next three years. 2) Profs. Inez Martinez and Eva Richter, the incumbent Senators and both representatives from that Dept. have been in the Senate for last two three-year terms, beginning in 1991. For last several years, English Dept. has had three (Profs. O'Malley, Martinez and Richter out of Kingsborough's quota of four senators. It is time to move on and elect deserving members of faculty from other departments. 4) Prof. David Goldfarb of the history Department is currently serving a three-year term expiring in May 1998 as a Senator, representing part-time faculty.
** Prof, Grimaldi has had only one, one-year term beginning in Sept. 1996 and deserves another term to be effective alternate senator. Prof. Yarmish too has had only one three-year term beginning in 1994 and deserves a chance to serve a second term as a Senator. Over the years she has earned the respect of the entire faculty for her hard work, intelligence and extraordinary ability to unify the campus.