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2 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, June 1, 1994

KINNEAR
Continued from page 1
"Actually, I will still be teaching,"
Kinnear said. "There's no one around
to assume my teaching responsibili-
ties, soI'm going to do it as well. Itjust
means more work."
The post was vacated by Jon
Cosovich, who is currently serving as
deputy to President James J. Duder-
stadt. Kinnear was recommended after
a six-month national search by an in-
formal advisory committee failed to
produce eligible applicants. Beginning
in September, he will hold the post for
two years after which the search will
resume.
"What we were looking for was
somebody who has a strong, clear un-
derstanding of higher education and
the role Michigan plays as a national
leader in our education and the ability
to convey that to our donor groups and
alumni. He's been at Michigan for 18
years," said Roy Muir, associate vice
president for the development, market-
ing and revenue program.
STLJE-NT EC
Is your
becoi

"I care a lot about the University," GOLDEBERG
Kinnearsaid."There'sajobtobedone.
... Someone needs to be there to repre- Continued from page 1
sentthedevelopmentofficetothedeans,
etc." know.
Walter Harrison, vice president for "I'm not that concerned with the
University rela- results of the survey because there will
bions,said Kinnear always be a portion of the faculty that
wasapproachedby , is discontented," she said.
Duderstadt to fill In response to the survey,
the post on a tem- Goldenberg drafted a letter that was
porary basis. sent to LSA faculty. In the letter,
A business ! Goldenberg said she "appreciate(s)
graduate of those efforts and looks for ways to
Harvard and the learn from the feedback to improve my
U n i v e r s i t y, performance and that of my office."
Kinnear has held Knear Goldenberg continued on to dis-
the Phelps Professorship since 1992, cuss what she sees as flaws in the
and served as associate dean of the survey design:
Business School. "The members of the College Ex-
His teaching and writing interests ecutive Committee were dubious that
have been in marketing and research. such a questionnaire could produce
Authorofseveralscholarly articles and valid results for LSA and communi-
books, he has served as editor of the cated their concerns to SACUA ...
Journal of Marketing and the Journal before (the surveys) were distributed."
of Public Policy and Marketing and as D'Alacy said he would be happy if
director of the American Marketing LSA drafted its own questionnaire for
Association and the Association for I dean evaluations.
Consumer Research. "I'd be thrilled if LSA said 'We can
do better' and drafted a better survey.
That would be great, but they haven't
IS CCOLJNTS done that," D'Alacy said.
D'Alacy said he views the survey
as a productive step toward the better
V1S1O fl evaluationof deans.
"This is a very productive kind of
thing. Weestablished a base-lineques-
mI g tionnairetoinitiateaprocessthatshould
be already going on in a large univer-
sity," DAlacy said.
Goldenberg said she realizes the
challenges that face a department with
about 1,000 faculty members.
"It's a challenge to make such a
large faculty feel heard and have ad-
equateinputindecisions. Wecan prob-
- -- "' ably never be perfect because it's hard
to do at a large and diverse university,"
i the lower level of Decker Drug) she said.
Goldenberg saidtheexecutive com-
mittee listed the content of questions,
survey timing and low response rates
as problem areas. "Nonetheless,
SACUA proceeded," she noted.
Each department whose dean was
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Report Card 4
Faculty in the College of LSA recently evaluated the performance of Dean Edie
Goldenberg in several categories. A total of 235 members -25 percent of LSA
faculty - responded to the survey.
Responses were tallied on a scale of 1to 5, with 5 indicating "strongly agree" and
1 corresponding with "strongly disagree." Three was the "neutral" response. Many
responses were left blank or entered "unable to judge." The most extreme positivw
and negative mean responses are printed below.
Complaints

The dean appropriately weighs the opinions of all segments of the faculty.
The dean consistently involves the faculty in developing plans for your school.
The dean consistently demonstrates excellence in intellectual leadership of
the school.

2.13
2.40
2.46

The deans communication style promotes open communication with faculty. 2.50
Praise

The dean treats faculty fairly irrespective of ethnic origin.
The dean supports interdisciplinary programs.
The dean treats faculty fairly irrespective of gender or sexual orientation.
The dean encourages creative approaches to new teaching or research
program development.

3.93
3.53 4
3.47
3.43

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'I'm not that concerned with the results of the
survey because there will always be a portion o4
the faculty that is disconented.'
- Edie Goldenberg
SSA dean

evaluated was offered the opportunity
to add astatement of its own relevant to
the survey process and to add five
additional questions to the question-
naire, D'Alacy said. He said no deans
chose the option.
Goldenberg said she is interested in
what the faculty thinks about issues
that concern the school.

"The University has a lot of facult
involvement in questions that concer
the departments. That's very differen
frommany otheruniversities. LSAha
a strong and long-standing tradition
extensive faculty participation,
Goldenberg said.
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