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New Chair for UCLA's Academic Senate, Professor Adrienne Lavine, was Featured in UCLA TODAY Article

October 18, 2005

New Chair for UCLA's Academic Senate, Professor Adrienne Lavine, was Featured in UCLA TODAY Article

Adrienne Lavine

Mechanical Engineering Professor Adrienne Lavine was featured in the October 11th issue of UCLA TODAY. The article titled New chair aims to improve Senate's reputation describes how Lavine plans on improving the reputation of the senate among faculty by making it more efficient. Her long list of goals include making transparent the process of and criteria for off-scale salaries for faculty, finding creative solutions to the shortage of child-care services, and attempting to fix barriers in academic personnel procedures that discourage faculty from undertaking interdisciplinary research and teaching. Among these barriers that Lavine plans on addressing is the faculty disappointment when they realize that their proposal for a new degree program has to go through Senate committees that will deliberate for months. Lavine says, "I want to be able to communicate better to faculty about what our contribution is, realizing that there are some situations in which the time we take is not consistent with the added value. ... So either we have to be faster or add more value."

To read the article in UCLA TODAY visit:
http://www.today.ucla.edu/2005/051011people_newchair.html