University Senate Governance Blog

News and updates from University Senate Governance.

University Senate Semester Update: Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 University Senate Semester Update is now available for download!

Here is a preview of what you'll find inside:

  • Governance Groups Give Input on Learning Management Systems
  • Recognizing Outstanding Service to University Senate Governance
  • Governance Working for U: Updates from the Faculty Consultative Committee, P&A Consultative Committee, Civil Service Consultative Committee, and Student Senate Consultative Committee

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.

Student Senate Update: Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 Student Senate Update is now available for download. In this issue:

  • What have we been working on?
    • Student Senate Campus-Area Safety Taskforce
    • Gopher Football Boycott Response
    • Residential Dining Hall Concerns
    • Off-Campus Housing
  • November Student Senate Meeting Notes


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.

University Senate Semester Update : Fall 2016

The Fall 2016 Semester Update from the University Senate is now available to download. 

Here's a preview of what you'll find inside:

  • A Message from the Chair fo the Faculty and Senate Consultative Committees
  • Governance Working For You - Updates from the Civil Service, Faculty, P&A, and Student Consultative Committees
  • A View From the Inside - The Intersection of Academic Freedom and Free Speech
  • Update from the November joint Faculty and University Senate meeting

Spotlight on Patricia Jones Whyte

Patricia Jones WhyteEnter the office of Patricia Jones Whyte on the 3rd floor of Johnston Hall, and you’ll find it stacked with boxes. She’s trying to clean house.

Spotlight on Professor Bill Beeman

Professor William O. 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.

Spotlight on Perry Leo

Professor Perry LeoProfessor Perry Leo, head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, will never play in the PGA, but he has a good excuse.

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.