Members of Kansas University's Senate Executive Committee are preparing for their third annual governance symposium, which will be Saturday.
The theme for the conference, involving educators from several Kansas Board of Regents institutions, is "The University in the 1990s."
The all-day symposium, which starts at 8 a.m. at the Adams Alumni Center, will include panel discussions on disciplined inquiry, university governance and decision-making and post-tenure review.
Under the leadership of Jacob Gordon, presiding officer of KU's University Council, members of SenEx have been preparing for the symposium for several months. The symposium is open to the public, but those interested in attending the luncheon must pre-register by contacting SenEx at 864-5169. There is a fee for the luncheon.
Maurice Friedman, professor of religious studies, philosophy and comparative literature at San Diego State University, will give the opening keynote address on "The Multiversity, the Human Image and the Community of Otherness."
FORMER KU Vice Chancellor Ronald Calgaard, now president of Trinity University, San Antonio, Tex., is scheduled to give the luncheon keynote address on "Issues in Higher Education.
Participants on the panel about disciplined inquiry are Del Shankel, KU executive vice chancellor; Robert Markley, president of the regentswide Council of Faculty Senate Presidents and Faculty Senate president at Fort Hays State University; and Todd Heitschmidt, student body president at Kansas State University. SenEx moderator will be Mohamed El Hodiri, professor of economics at KU.
University governance and decision-making panelists are Joan Wadlow, provost, University of Oklahoma; Wayne Nafziger, Faculty Senate president, KSU; and Mike Schreiner, KU student body president. SenEx moderator will be Lorraine Moore, head of the cataloging department for KU libraries.
THE POST-TENURE review panel discussion will feature Peter Zoller, associate vice president for academic affairs, Wichita State University; Donald Kerle, Faculty Senate president, Pittsburg State University; and Andrea Roberts, chair of the regentswide Students' Advisory Committee and student body president at Emporia State University. SenEx moderator will be Gordon, associate professor of African and African-American studies at KU.