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Upcoming Senate Meetings

Student Senate - March 2, 2017 - 11:30 am-1:30 pm - Coffman Theater - Agenda - November 3 Minutes

University Senate and Faculty Senate and President's State of the University Address - March 2, 2017 - 2:30-4:30 pm - Coffman Theater - Agenda - November 3 Minutes

Handouts from November 3 Meeting

P&A Senate - February 3, 2017 - 9:30-11:30 am - 3-100 Mayo - Agenda (forthcoming)

Gold Carrot Dividers

OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO UNIVERSITY SENATE GOVERNANCE

Mr. Donald Cavalier, Ms. Ann Hagen, and Professor Naomi Scheman
The Outstanding Service to University Senate Governance recognition was created in spring 2014 to recognize faculty, P&A and civil service employees, who have made a significant impact on University Senate governance, have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to University Senate governance, and have served as an inspiration to others.

To nominate a faculty, academic professional, or civil service employee for the 2017 award, please click here.

Gold Carrot Dividers

SPOTLIGHT ON PROFESSOR BILL BEEMAN

Professor Bill Beeman
“Did you know that only certain birds sing?” asks Professor William Beeman, long-time participant in University Senate governance, breaking into a grin that belies his delight at the idea. Professor Beeman is not an ornithologist; his interest in birdsong is just one example of the varied facets of his career in linguistic anthropology. He gives off a similar sense of wonder about other aspects of his work: having had the pleasure of taking one of Professor Beeman’s courses, Biology, Evolution, and Cultural Development of Language, in grad school, I remember this infectious sense of delight as one of the reasons I found his course so engaging.

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Past Spotlights

Patricia Jones Whyte
Perry Leo
Peh Ng

Gold Carrot Dividers

Weekly Update of Senate committee minutes

University Senate Semester Updates

University Senator Orientation

This link provides a collection of brief online modules that introduce University senators to the governance process.

Senate Organizational Chart (PDF)

Senate Overview (PDF)