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June 13, 2013

Honored for Senate service

bakerJohn J. Baker, associate professor in the School of Dental Medicine’s Department of Oral Biology, received the 2013 award for service in the University Senate at the June 12 Senate Council meeting.

Baker served as Senate president 2006-09.

He has been an elected member and chair of the Senate budget policies committee and Senate appointee to the Board of Trustees budget committee since 2009. He has been a Senate representative to the University planning and budget committee since 2006.

Baker was a member of the Senate tenure and academic freedom committee 1998-2004 and 2005-06 and served as TAFC secretary.

He served on Faculty Assembly 1995-2001 and 2002-05 and on Senate Council 1996-2001 and 2003-05.

In addition, Baker was a member of the Senate ad hoc working groups on evaluation of department chairs and on revising the University’s research integrity policy, as well as the Senate ad hoc committee to develop an alternative fast track faculty grievance procedure.

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