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MHS Faculty Senate Working Group. Highlights, Bylaws and YOU!. What we did…. Members met twice, once before school and once after school, to discuss three questions: We then had two meetings to discuss the bylaws and two weeks to offer suggestions/improvements. More on this later

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Mhs faculty senate working group

MHS Faculty SenateWorking Group

Highlights, Bylaws and YOU!


What we did

What we did…

  • Members met twice, once before school and once after school, to discuss three questions:

  • We then had two meetings to discuss the bylaws and two weeks to offer suggestions/improvements. More on this later

    • What kinds of issues would a faculty senate address?

    • Is there a need for the creation of a faculty senate?

    • What should it look like?

Victoria Alex, Steph Gates, Jim Drier, Corey Knigge, Michele Bonadies, Jed Doyle, Mary Jane Chiado, Jane Siegal, Jeff Harding, Jed Doyle, Mike Hicky, Dianna Parro-Napolski, Jerri Craven, Nancy Toland, Nancy Cope, Joseph Maxwell, RahulSethna, Randy Lerner, Dennis Szymkowiak, AnatasiaValassis, Catherine White, Melissa Sethna, SerryPollock, Todd Skelton


What types of issues would a faculty senate address

What types of issues would a Faculty Senate address?

  • Creating more social opportunities for faculty members to interact with each other

  • Data-walks

  • Attempt to discuss new initiatives with administration before implementation to improve “buy-in“ and ownership among faculty

  • Data Warehouse and Partners for Results

  • Improve relationships between faculty and with administration

  • Rebuild trust within school

  • Plans to include student performance as part of evaluation process


Is there a need for a faculty senate

Is there a need for a Faculty Senate?

  • YES, It will take hard work but we have to do something

  • Yes - help teachers get to know each other better

  • Need to get to know other teachers as people NOT just as "teachers" or "curriculum developers“

  • Could formulate positions and then "push information out" to faculty

  • Can start by simply addressing little things

  • Needed to address serious disconnect growing between departments

  • Need to bring back interdepartmental discussion groups within school day


What should the faculty senate look like

What should the Faculty Senate look like?

  • Whatever it is it needs to be focused on involving new members/teachers

  • If any department is not represented by initial quintile strategy, that department would elect their own "rep" to join faculty senate so all ages and departments are represented

  • Close partnership with the union…not a competing organization

  • Age-based quintile system based on Oak Park model - would produce 10 senate members

  • What about leadership of activities...run meetings/minutes/etc.

  • Let’s not rush…rather take our time and be careful – measure twice, cut once…


So what we came up with

So…what we came up with

  • Bylaws: Gives the group a structure and helps eliminate any conflict/controversy before it begins

  • A draft version was made and then we held two meetings to discuss suggestions/improvements. Members also made electronic suggestions as we do have other things to do!

  • Highlights:

    • Quintile system

    • Special, departmental elections if no representation

    • Leadership flexibility…only mandated position is secretary

      • Committees and leadership structure based on majority vote of elected representatives

      • Allows for maximum flexibility to deal with important issues that might arise each year

      • MEA Vice-President as member of Faculty Senate representatives

Full Text of Bylaws at MEA website: www.ieanea.org/local/mhsmea/


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