University Senate Governance Blog

News and updates from University Senate Governance.


The Weekly Update

Approved minutes of senates and their committees will be posted on Fridays, when available.

The Weekly Update

Approved minutes of senates and their committees will be posted on Fridays, when available.

The Weekly Update

Approved minutes of senates and their committees will be posted on Fridays, when available.

P&A Senate Statement on Presidential Search

The P&A Senate represents roughly 6,500 Academic Professionals and Administrators (P&A) at the University of Minnesota - about 30% of all University employees. We are key partners in University governance, and desire active and ongoing engagement in the search for the next leader of our institution.

As the representatives of the University of Minnesota’s largest employee group, we feel strongly that the next president must exhibit certain core values, competencies, and characteristics.

Read the full statement.

The Weekly Update

Approved minutes of senates and their committees will be posted on Fridays, when available.

P&A Senate Brown Bag: Leveraging Positivity

Whitney MooreLeveraging Positivity:

Moving Beyond the Simplistic Idea of “Think Positive”

Presented by Whitney Moore, career counselor

Friday, October 5th, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Moos Tower 2-530 (TC East Bank Campus)
or via WebEx at z.umn.edu/pabrownbag100518

All too often we hear positivity being associated with certain personality types, being naive, living a charmed life, or facing little hardship. This is simply not accurate! An ability to leverage positivity in everyday life is possible for anyone who chooses it, but can often be more complex than just "thinking positive." 

U Senate Governance Attends Gopher Football Game

Senate committee chairs and vice chairs, members of the Intercollegiate Atheletics Committee, University Senate Office staff, and their guests enjoyed the September 8th Gopher football game against Fresno State at TCF Bank Stadium. Not only was it a beautiful evening, the Gophers won! Awesome!

The Weekly Update

Approved minutes of senates and their committees will be posted on Fridays, when available.

P&A Senate, April 6, 2018
In these minutes: Government Relations Update; University of Minnesota System Economic Impact Study; P&A Consultative Committee Report; Subcommittee Reports; Civil Service Senate Report; Elections; Introduction of New University of Minnesota Retirees Association Liaison

The Weekly Update

Approved minutes of senates and their committees will be posted on Fridays, when available.

Social Concerns Committee, April 16, 2018
In these minutes: ​​​Update on the President and Provost’s Advisory Committee on University History; Discussion of Administrative Response to Safe Zone Letter; Planning for Next Year

The Weekly Update

Approved minutes of senates and their committees will be posted on Fridays, when available.

P&A Consultative Committee (PACC), April 26, 2018
In these minutes: ​
​​Chair’s Report; Subcommittee Reports; Plan for Proposed P&A Senate Reorganization; May P&A Senate Meeting; Summer Plans; Other Business

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