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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1996 - Random Access Memory. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15385.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1996 - Random Access Memory. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15385

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Transcript Incoming president talks about system issues Incoming Faculty Senate President Karl Kadish challenged his fellow senators to continue their fight to be an integral part of the "shared governance" of the University of Houston and the UH System. "The term 'shared governance' has appeared in virtually every new Faculty Senate president's inaugural address, and I won't be an exception," Kadish said. "We need shared governance at this university. The only problem is, how do we define it and how does the administration define it?" Both Kadish, a chemistry professor who was elected nearly a year ago, and outgoing Senate President Jerry Paskusz, an electrical engineering professor, referred to the Faculty Senate's role in bringing about the drastic changes at UH and the System during the past year. Paskusz, in his address, indicated that the Senate is in a stronger position than ever before to influence the decisions of both the UH administration and the UH System Board of Regents. He cited a recent case in which the regents decided not to use Higher Education Assistance Funds to build the proposed Center for Public Broadcasting after Faculty Senate member Giles Auchmuty presented the Senate's objections to the board. Kadish, who was first elected to the Senate in the mid-1980s, noted that shared governance is not a new issue between the Senate and UH administrators. "Recently, I went back into the Faculty Senate records, and I was thoroughly surprised to find out that photo by: Brian Dear Kadish the issues that had gone on 20 years ago looked very similar to what has gone on in the last 12 months," he said. Kadish said the role of the Senate increased in visibility and importance as the years passed. "In the summer of 1975, senators engaged in a heated debate regarding the then-UH System chancellor's attempt to appoint a iw president for the downtown campus after only a two-and-one-half-month public search," he said. After the chancellor appointed a president over the objections of the senate, Kadish said a motion to censure the chancellor was prepared and almost passed. "The press was invited (to that meeting), and this wasn't done in those days," Kadish said. "The chancellor was furious, and the president of the Faculty Senate had to give a public apology for inviting the press because this was an internal matter." The assembly's image has obviously changed since 1975, with Faculty Senate presidents speaking with less restraint, sometimes even aggressively. Kadish said, "It seems that every three or four years, we have to battle for our right to shared governance when each new administrator or administration comes in as a new boss and wants to do things his or her way with top-down management for the good of the organization. "However, there is absolutely no reason for this to occur since the Faculty Senate has now reached a level of maturity where it is able to share in the decision-making process. During his address, Kadish added that during his term as president, the Faculty Senate will also focus on the university's budget. "How we spend our own money has always been of special interest to the faculty - the magnitude of their involvement depending, in large part, on how close they get on a specific issue," he said. Kadish also touched on an important point for faculty members- pay raises and the pay scale for faculty vs. those of System personnel. "Almost exactly 15 years ago today, Jan. 21, 1981, the president of the UH campus was here talking to the faculty and he was asked, vIs it true that people who move from this campus to the System are going to get higher raises?' " Kadish said. "(The president) said, vThey will receive a higher pay raise because they are taking on additional responsibilities.' You may have heard that phrase." Both Kadish and Paskusz noted that 1995 was different from any year in their memory at UH. "We've had a turnover of virtually all our administrative leaders," Kadish said. He also indicated that 1996 may bring changes nearly as drastic as 1995. "Now, we're making major changes in the System and university structure," Kadish said. "There's no doubt that a number of changes are going to occur with task force and steering committee recommendations. The Faculty Senate has to be prepared to address the changes, whatever they are going to be." He added that organizational structure of the university and the System will be the most important issue the Senate will deal with in the coming months. "But we cannot neglect our own house and our own internal matters while we strive to make UH a better place to live and work, no matter what the outcome of the Board of Regents," Kadish said. "We soon have to hire a new provost, a new m president, a new chancellor, or maybe a president/chancellor/provost or any combination thereof." Kadish challenged his colleagues to consider how best to approach the coming year's challenges. "We must also have a proposed agenda for the good of the institution," he said. "What should we focus on? Should we concentrate on internal issues or external issues, the System, the surroundings, the local community or the next legislative session? "Should we concentrate on the budget, shared governance, searches for new administrators, including just about every dean's position? Or should we worry about parking and enrollment? "Faculty involvement is essential. We must never again return to the days when, as has happened many times in past years, the head of the Faculty Senate Budget Committee stands up on the floor and says, 'I'm sorry. I just couldn't get any numbers from the administration. I have nothing to report.'" — Bobby Summers