University Senate Governance Blog

News and updates from University Senate Governance.


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.

The Weekly Update

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

Student Academic Integrity Committee (SAIC), November 7, 2018
In these minutes:
 Office for Community Standards Annual Report; Discussion of Moodle vs. Canvas and Academic Integrity; College Review - School of Nursing; College Review - University of Minnesota Morris

The Weekly Update

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

Disabilities Issues Committee, October 17, 2018
In these minutes:
 Regroup on Metrics; Regroup Around System Campus Disparities; Next Steps on Training Resolution; Disability Resource Center Update (Twin Cities); New Business

P&A Senate Brown Bag: Generation Z Comes to College

Generation Z Comes to College   

In this session, you will learn about the current research on our emerging new generation of college students. You will have the opportunity to share your observations and ideas as well as discuss how the characteristics of Gen Z students may affect our practices. How are they similar to and different from the Millennial Generation? How might we best promote their success in college?

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

The Weekly Update

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

Senate Committee on Finance and Planning (SCFP), October 16, 2018
In these minutes: ​​Childcare Update; Financial Implications of the Federal Tax Reform; Retirement Plan Updates; Twin Cities Undergraduate Non-Resident/ Non-Reciprocity Tuition Update

The Weekly Update

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

P&A Senate, October 12, 2018
In these minutes: 
P&A Consultative Committee Report; Subcommittee Reports; Civil Service Senate Report; Student Senate Report; P&A Senate Involvement in the Presidential Search; Update on Child Development Center; Discussion on Ethical Compensation

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Feature: 2019 State Legislature Watch

Feature: 2019 State Legislature Watch

2019 promises to be another interesting year in the Minnesota legislature. The University of Minnesota community will be especially interested in the University’s biennial budget request, a capital request, and selection of new regents.

The Weekly Update

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

Equity, Access, and Diversity Committee (EAD), September 24, 2018
In these minutes: 
​​​Committee Orientation​; ​Committee Discussion of Proposed Administrative Policy: ​Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Names, and Pronouns; Lactation Support

The Weekly Update

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

Student Academic Integrity Committee (SAIC), October 10, 2018
In these minutes: 
College Review - University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) School of Fine Arts; College Review - College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS); Campus Committee on Student Behavior (CCSB) Overview 

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