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.

Civil Service Consultative Committee (CSCC), January 24, 2019
In these minutes: 
University Core Values with the Office of Institutional Compliance (OIC), Equity, Access and Diversity Senate Committee Report, Civil Service Rules Review, OHR Update, Reports, Rules Final Vote

Staff and Cold Weather Cancellation

Staff and Cold Weather Cancellation

This winter has given all of us cocktail party conversation fodder for the rest of our lives! It has also given us an opportunity to showcase how the P&A Senate advocates for you.  

The Weekly Update

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

Senate Committee on Educational Policy (SCEP),  January 23, 2019
In these minutes: 
​Library Committee Statement on Affordable Content;​ ​Discussion of SCEP Communication to Faculty; Administrative Policy: ​Academic Calendars; ​Administrative Policy:Syllabus Requirements​; Updates on SRT Related Initiatives

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The Weekly Update

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

Faculty Consultative Committee (FCC), December 6, 2018
In these minutes:
 Intellectual Futures Discussion: ​The Future of Educational Delivery: Quality, Economy, and Access​

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The Weekly Update

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

Faculty Consultative Committee (FCC), November 1, 2018
In these minutes: 
FCC Nomination Process; Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Governance Leadership Conference Update; Discussion with President Kaler; FCC Vice Chair Pre-Discussion

The Wellbeing Program: Employee Success Stories and Ways that You Could Benefit

The University of Minnesota’s Wellbeing Program helps faculty and staff take small steps toward a healthy and vibrant future. The Office of Human Resources has many inspiring success stories and is excited to share them with the broader campus community! Hear how the Wellbeing Program has helped colleagues improve their lives and how you can use it to enhance many aspects of your life. Learn about all the options in the program and the variety of resources at your fingertips.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Twin Cities campus: Moos Tower, Room 1-450

or via WebEx at z.umn.edu/pabrownbag022119

Public Hearings on Proposed Changes to Civil Service Employment Rules

The Civil Service Consultative Committee (CSCC) and Employment Rules Subcommittee have proposed revisions to the Civil Service Employment Rules. Two one-hour public hearings will be held via WebEx in order to hear constituent feedback on the proposal. Hearings will be held on January 9, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., and January 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. 

The Weekly Update

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

SCFA Retirement Subcommittee, October 1, 2018
In these minutes:
 ​​Overview of the University’s Retirement Plans; Role of Retirement Subcommittee; Request for Proposal Update

Fall 2018 Semester Update

A Message from the Chair: "Transitions... and Stability"
Professor Joseph Konstan, chair, Faculty Consultative Committee

The Big Issues
Accommodated Testing and Support for Students with Disabilities; Faculty Development Leaves; Advocating for a Lactation Support Policy; Single Recordkeeper for Faculty and Optional Retirement Plans

A View from the Inside: "For the Good of the University Community"
Professor Amy Pittenger, vice chair, Faculty Consultative Committee

University Senate Governance Working for U
Faculty Consultative Committee; Student Senate Consultative Committee; Civil Service Consultative Committee; P&A Consultative Committee

Faculty/University Senate Meeting Recaps
October 4, 2018; November 1, 2018

Spotlight On: Kevin Dostal Dauer

Kevin Dostal DauerNavigating the student conduct process to report another student for assault, or to defend against sexual misconduct allegations can be confusing, terrifying, and time-consuming. Kevin Dostal Dauer was aware of the challenges students face when he accepted an appointment as co-chair of the then newly formed Student Sexual Misconduct Subcommittee in 2016.

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