"The University Senate at its May 25, 1978 meeting approved a resolution to establish a Select Committee to study the structure of central administration and the consultative institutions of the Senate and to review the decision-making process at the University. The Committee was appointed by the Senate Consultative Committee in consultation with
the President, those who proposed the resolution, and some Senate and faculty members. [The Committee's] creation is a recognition of the fact that the University is entering perilous times and that difficult, far-reaching and perhaps irrevocable decisions affecting its future have to be made. The need for these decisions to be based on academic priorities, to be informed by full
and appropriate consultation and to conduce to the academic integrity of the
University has been the rationale for this committee's existence, the tenor of
its activity and is the leitmotiv of this report."
Watson, Dennis W.; Select Committee on Planning, Decision-making and Consultation.
Report of the Select Committee on Planning, Decision-making and Consultation.
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