Lucille Speer describes how the University of Montana faculty union (then Montana State University faculty union) decided to form a Faculty Senate in the 1950s in part to take over the functions of the grievance committee. She recalls how members of the faculty union and the American Association of Professors (AAUP) appointed a four-person committee consisting of Lud Browman, Al Stone, Ed Marvin, and herself, to study other faculty senates in the U.S. Speer notes that despite disinterest from University administration the Montana Board of Education (later the Board of Regents) passed it alongside the controversial proposal that a faculty and student representative be present on the Board of Education. She tells how, following the first Faculty Senate election, Dave Mason became president and she was elected to a three-year term.
University of Montana Faculty Senate; American Association of University Professors (AAUP); Lud Browman; Al Stone; Ed Marvin; Harry Newburn; Montana Board of Education; Montana Board of Regents; Dave Mason; Faculty elections
Lucile Speer Interviews Oral History Project, OH 046, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Speer, Lucile, "Lucile Speer Interview, February 11, 1981" (1981). Lucile Speer Interviews Oral History Project. 4.