Candidates being sought to run for three seats on SACUA


The University of Michigan’s central faculty governance system is seeking candidates to run for three seats on the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs.

The positions will be filled in a Senate Assembly election March 21. Members of the Faculty Senate who have served on Senate Assembly or on a Senate Assembly committee are eligible to serve on SACUA.

Nominations, including self-nominations, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 14 to the Faculty Senate Office at

The top vote-getters will fill the seats of three members whose terms are expiring: Sara Ahbel-Rappe, professor of Greek and Latin in LSA; Elena Gallo, associate professor of astronomy in LSA; and Donald Freeman, professor of education in the School of Education.

SACUA is the nine-member executive arm of the university’s central faculty governance system, which also includes the Senate Assembly and the Faculty Senate. Members serve three-year terms and meet weekly throughout the academic year.

SACUA, on behalf of Senate Assembly, advises and consults with the president of the university on matters of university policy and serves as an instrument for effecting the actions of the Faculty Senate and Senate Assembly.

The Senate Assembly consists of 74 elected faculty members from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. The Faculty Senate is made up of all professorial faculty, librarians, full-time research faculty, executive officers and deans.

Due to limitations on the number of seats each school or college may hold on SACUA, no new seats are available for faculty with primary appointments in the College of Engineering, the School of Information or UM-Dearborn.


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