I am James Pilant, a teacher at a small community college. I have a Bachelors degree (double major) criminal justice and speech. After that I went and graduated law school. I have managed to pick several hundred hours of college credit, most of it in criminal justice and college teaching. I read fairly constantly and am fascinated by history, politics, philosophy and many other things.

I have recently been elected as member of the faculty senate at the college where I teach. I decided to do research on what a faculty senate could do. There were hundreds perhaps thousands of faculty senate web pages but there was only a handful of blogs devoted faculty senates and all I have found so far were devoted to particular colleges and universities. I found no blogs that discussed these matters in general.

It seems to me that there should be a blog that talks about the common problems, the issues and the controversies that faculty governance is supposed to deal with.

This blog is designed to provide some news about what faculty senates are doing, both the wins and the losses. I also want to establish a place where model legislation can be posted for use by other faculty senates.

I can be reached at southwerk@yahoo.com. I lecture and I am willing to comment publicly on my writings.

James Pilant


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