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I ~tjz Lirbigan &zilg
One hundred three years of editorial freedom
ol. CIV No. S Ann Abr Michigan Wednesday, June 1, 1994 1994 The Michigan -Daily

U'names iin
y Frank C. Lee
Business Administration Prof. Thomas
innear will become the University's interim
ce president for development, if approved at the
oard of Regents' June meeting.
Kinnear's responsibilities will include over-
eing the administration of the Office of Devel-
)ment, acting as counsel for the Office to the
,ents, and will head the Campaign for Michi-
-- the University's $1 billion, five-year,
nd-raising campaign.

iterim vice president for development

'My first goal is to suc
"My first goal is to successfully c
Campaign for Michigan,"Kinnear sa
interview yesterday.
"The second goal is to organize d

ample, we have not really tapped the breadth of
cessfully complete the Campaign for the alumni and other friends of the school. We've
really just been skimming the surface of what's
potentially available."
- Thomas Kinnear The deans and executive officers of the Uni-
versity and the central development staff will be
vice president-designate for development working with Kinnear to lay the groundwork for
the University's long-term development.
omplete the ... to pass the Campaign as the critical element for Kinnear willbe taking a leave of absence from
idin aphone funding of the University," Kinnear said. "The his duties as a professor of business administra-
third goal is ... to reach a broader set of constitu- tion in order to fill the position.
evelopment ents that might support the University. For ex- See KINNEAR, Page 2

------Faculty survey
Ml.. fi~~f..... gives LSA ean
negaive ark

- - - Dean questions
{ validity of faculty-
conducted survey
S.:. s .By Beth Harris
The results are in.
.;: .. ..:}}>}}}} :A recent faculty survey gave LSA
Dean Edie Goldenberg unsatisfactory
N~ratings in many of the evaluative cat-
..> ,. For example, the results showed
more than half of the faculty surveyed
DOUGLAS KANTER/Daily felt Goldenberg does not appropriately
ona Lisa, M ona Lisa weigh the opinions of all segments of
the faculty.
shopper browses through prints Saturday, including one of the Mona Lisa, on the corner of State and Stimson streets. "Clearly this was influenced a lot
by the communication stuff,"saidcom-
Aror d i eto r munication Prof. Richard Campbell.
S"This impression of the dean seems to
be shared well outside the communica-
ew director planned to be chosen by beginning of fall term tion department. She seems not to do
well with issues of democracy."
Kiran Srinivas sumes by late June and then narrow to suggestions and the public is encour- But Goldenberg and others in LSA
Y STAFF REPORTER down our choices. Then we will invite aged to voice its opinion on what char- have questioned the validity of the sta-
The Housing Director Search Com- the top three to five candidates to Ann acteristics the new housing director tistics because only 25 percent of the
ittee,chaired by Garry Brewer,hopes Arbor," Brewer said. should have. department responded.
find anewdirector before thebegin- Thecommitteehasestablishedaset . Approximately 160 people have "Of course some people are un-
ing of the upcoming fall term. of criteria to evaluate the candidates. already applied for the job. The com- happy. Do we need a flawed survey to
RobertC.Hughes,theformerhous- MichiganStudentAssembly Presi- mittee is still accepting applications, tell us that? I don't think so,"
g director, was reassigned to new dent Julie Neenan, a student represen- and as of yet there isno front-runner for Goldenberg said.
niversity duties early last February. tativeonthe 12-personcommittee, said, the job. The Senate Advisory Committee
avid Foulke has been acting as the "The basic criteria (for the new direc- Rodger Wolf, another committee on University Affairs (SACUA) - a
iterim director, and he plans to step tor) is someone who can control a large member, said the search is going fine faculty committee - conducted the
vn as soon as a replacement is se- student body, has experience in this and the University should have a new survey of five University deans.
cted. area, is committed to pursuing diver- housing director by the end of the sum- James S. House, sociology profes-
"We have advertisements for the sity, and is able to cooperate with stu- mer. sor and director of the Survey Research
>b in seven or eight professional jour- dent leaders." Many controversial issues, includ Center at the University, said he agrees
als. We hope to go through the re- Neenan said the committee is open See HOUSING, Page 8 that the evaluation process was incon-

In a recent letter, House said the
survey results cannot accurately esti-
mate the views of the entire faculty.
"The survey
(must) be con-
ducted in a way
which can yield
valid estimates of
the attitudes or be -
liefsofthe popula-
tion being sur-
veyed. In this re-
gard, the SACUA
Goldenberg survey is fatally
flawed," he said.
However, Physiology Prof. Louis
D'Alacy, who played a major role in
survey results are indeed valid.
"My contacts in survey research
say a 25-percent return rate in a survey
is good, D Alacy said.
Department of Geological Science
Chair Rob Vandervoo said he agrees
that 25 percent is a large number of
responses, particularly in LSA.
"That 25 percent must represent
something. On many fronts, I agree
with the dean's policies and actions,"
Vandervoo said.
"Things can always be improved
and if this alerts her to a certain issue,
then that's beneficial. I don't think she
should take it personally."
Despitetheresults, Goldenbergsaid
she is not worried because they do not
tell her anything she did not already

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