August 29 -- Commitment to shared governance

Sent to faculty and staff on the UIC campus

Dear colleagues:

I received the resolution approved by the UIC Senate yesterday and wish to assure our campus community that I respect the faculty and remain committed to working with the Senate and campus leadership in the months ahead. In light of concerns that have been raised, I will be personally engaged with the UIC Senate, along with my traditional consultation with the University Senates Conference, and will ask for the opportunity to meet regularly with the campus Senate’s Executive Committee.

I have firmly embraced the principles of shared governance throughout my U of I career and will continue to do so with you as we build on UIC’s rich legacy of service to our students, our state and our society.

Sincerely,

Robert A. Easter
President