P&A Senate Blog

P&A Senate Brown Bag: Working Across Silos

How Silos Learn: Working in the Idea Factory

Presented by Amanda Costello

Thursday, February 8th, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Silos are awful and keep us from doing our best work, but when you’re in the middle of a silo – and maybe that silo is inside another silo – can you even make a difference and where do you start?

Senate Committees Make the News!

MN Daily reporter Natalie Rademacher's article on parental leave, featuring the P&A Senate, Senate Research Committee, and the Social Concerns Committee, has been picked up by the Associated Press (slightly edited and abridged). Check out the links above to read the full article(s)!

Fall 2017 Semester Update: A View from the Inside

A View from the InsideShannon FarrellIan Ringgenberg

Advocating for Equity in Parental Leave

Ian Ringgenberg, chair, P&A Senate
Shannon Farrell, co-chair, P&A Senate Benefits & Compensation Subcommittee

In the Fall of 2016, the P&A Senate Benefits & Compensation Subcommittee began investigating how the University of Minnesota's parental leave policies compared to other universities, and how well they worked for University employees. Parental leave seems to be a perennial topic of consideration on the committee, but one that rarely provides easy answers. Click to read more.

P&A Brown Bag: Leading Up

“Leading up” is an important leadership skill employed to accomplish tasks that are in the best interest of our organization and requires influencing the people above you. In this session, leadership expert Lisa Warren, assistant vice president for Research, will provide an overview of the skills necessary and tools available to help you in this area. All are welcome to join on Tuesday, November 14 from noon - 1:00 p.m. in 5-125 Moos Tower, or via WebEx at z.umn.edu/pabrownbag1114. Click for more.

P&A News for May 2017

P&A News for May 2017. Contents include Spotlight on Noro Andriamanalina, Center Stage featuring the CBS Conservatory, and the Oustanding Unit Award.

P&A News for February 2017

P&A News for February 2017. Contents include Spotlight on Molly Olson, assistant director, Marketing, University of Minnesota-- Rochester.

P&A News for January 2017

P&A News for January 2017. Contents include Spotlight on Troy Goodnough, director, Sustainability, University of Minnesota-- Morris.

P&A News for November 2016

P&A News for November 2016. Highlights include Spotlight on Meaghan Thul, who manages the University's Parent and Family Program.

P&A News for October 2016

P&A News for October 2016. Highlights include Spotlight on Alyssa Maples, academic advisor, School of Kinesiology.

P&A Senate Newsletter - June 2016

The June 2016 issue of the P&A Senate Newsletter is now available for download.

In this issue:

  • Message from the P&A Senate Chair - Susanne Vandergon
  • Announcements
    • P&A Outstanding Unit Award
  • May 6 Meeting Notes
    • Office of Public Engagement
    • P&A Senate Subcommittee Reports
    • Strategic Planning Update
  • P&A Employee Spotlight - J.D. Walker