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About the coalition

PAC 12 Academic Leadership Coalition Executive Committee

President

Robert Kyr
Philip H. Knight Professor of Music
University of Oregon
rkyr@uoregon.edu

Vice President

Helene Ossipov
Associate Professor of French
Arizona State University
helene.ossipov@asu.edu

Executive Director

Charles Barbee
Director-Office of the University Senate
Arizona State University
charles.barbee@asu.edu

Secretary

Vickie Nunnemaker
Special Assistant to the Faculty Senate President
Oregon State University
vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu

Announcements

Letter to University Presidents and Provosts

Dear Presidents and Provosts,

As its first President, I am thrilled to announce the creation of a new academic organization, the PAC 12 Academic Leadership Coalition (P12ALC), which features your institution as one of its founding members. The nine founders are Arizona State University, Oregon State University, University of Arizona, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Oregon, University of Southern California, University of Utah, University of Washington, and Washington State University.

The P12ALC members are committed to collaborating with one another, and to working productively and cooperatively with our Provosts and Presidents. Our mission is to improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of each member institution’s shared governance organization, and where commonalities exist, to facilitate academic and research cooperation that benefits all of the participants. For your interest, I have attached a copy of a letter that announces the formation of our organization, which will be sent to the media.

Each member institution is represented by faculty governance leaders including the President of each University Senate, as well as associated staff. At our 2015 annual conference, which was hosted by Washington State University, the founding members approved our bylaws and elected our first slate of officers. The bylaws and our history, as well as other information about our organization, may be found on our website, which may be accessed through the following link:

https://blogs.wpcarey.asu.edu/pflc/

This year, our annual conference will be hosted by the University of Arizona on February 26-28, 2016. Currently, we are engaged in a strategic planning process, and as a fledgling organization, it will be one of the focal themes of this year’s conference.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss any aspect of the PAC 12 Academic Leadership Coalition. I can be reached by phone (541-870-1099) or email (rkyr@uoregon.edu) at your convenience.

We very much look forward to collaborating with you, your faculty and staff representatives, and your administration. We hope that our efforts will be truly beneficial to you and your institution, as we work together to achieve our common goals at this challenging time in higher education.

All the best,

Robert Kyr
President, PAC 12 Academic Leadership Coalition
Philip H. Knight Professor of Music
University of Oregon School of Music and Dance
Director, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium
rkyr@uoregon.edu
541-870-1099

Announcement of P12ALC Formation

On March 28, 2015, faculty governance leaders from nine of the Pac-­‐12 conference institutions met at Washington State University. During this weekend meeting, the faculty governance leaders and associated staff members met to solidify the existence of the PAC 12 Academic Leadership Coalition (P12ALC).  The formation of the P12ALC creates both a collaborative organization and a professional network via the faculty governance leaders and the associated staff at each of the member institutions.

Through collaboration, innovation and the exchange of information, the P12ALC members hope to both enhance the shared governance processes on their own campuses and be innovation leaders in the pursuit of future academic collaborations.  Similar organizations preceding the P12ALC are the robust Committee on Institutional Cooperation [CIC}, which represents 15 research institutions in the Northeast and Midwest, and the SECU, which is a similar academic coalition located within the Southeastern Conference.

The P12ALC is the first organization of its kind west of the Mississippi, and the only organization currently developed through faculty initiative. The members of the P12ALC are motivated to not only work with one another, but also with the Presidents and Provosts at each of the member institutions.  As voted on by all members, the organizational mission is as follows:

Mission

The mission of the PAC 12 Academic Leadership Coalition is to improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of each member school’s shared governance organization; and where commonalities occur, to facilitate academic and research cooperation that is jointly beneficial to participating institutions.

Founding Members

Arizona State University                          University of Arizona                         University of Colorado Boulder

Oregon State University                           University of Oregon                         University of Southern California

University of Utah                                    Washington State University             University of Washington

PAC 12 Academic Leadership Coalition Officers

President

Robert Kyr, Philip H. Knight Professor of Music, University of Oregon.

Questions regarding the P12ALC should be sent to Professor Kyr at rkyr@uoregon.edu

Vice President

Kate O’Neill, Professor of Law, University of Washington.

Executive Director

Charles Barbee, Director-­‐Office of the University Senate, Arizona State University.

Secretary

Vicki Nunnemaker, Special Assistant to the Faculty Senate President, Oregon State University.