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.

Faculty Consultative Committee (FCC), May 2, 2019
In these minutes: Discussion with Regent Ken Powell; Liberal Education Redesign Committee Update; Discussion with Provost Hanson and Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education McMaster

The Weekly Update

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

Senate Research Committee (SRC), April 15, 2019​
In these minutes: 
NIH Regarding Foreign Influence; IRB Process Update; Faculty Concerns
with the Overall Clinical Trials Process; SRC Letter to President Kaler and President-Designate Gabel

The Weekly Update

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

Senate Library Committee, April 17, 2019
In these minutes: 
Report on Dean of Libraries Search Committee; Statement on Affordable Content Update; Introduction of Incoming Chair

The Weekly Update

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

Senate Library Committee, April 17, 2019
In these minutes: Report on Dean of Libraries Search Committee; Statement on Affordable Content Update; Introduction of Incoming Chair

The Weekly Update

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

P&A Senate, April 5, 2019
In these minutes: 
P&A Consultative Committee Report; Subcommittee Reports; Civil Service Senate Report; Student Senate Report; University of Minnesota Recreation and Wellness Center Discussion; P&A Senate Bylaws Revision; P&A Senate Elections

Spring 2019 Semester Update

Spring 2019 Semester Update

Recognizing Outstanding Service to University Senate Governance
This year’s recipients are Mia Boos, Emily Hoover, and Raymond Muno.

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

A View from the Inside: "Advocating to Meet Basic Student Needs"
Catalina Anampa Castro, chair, Student Senate and Student Senate Consultative Committee

The Big Issues
Coach/Faculty Conversation, Disabilities Issues Resolution, Voter Registration, Gender Identity Policy

Faculty/University Senate Meeting Recaps
March 14, 2019; April 4, 2019; May 2, 2019

The Weekly Update

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

Senate Committee on Information Technologies (SCIT), March 11, 2019
In these minutes: 
Learning Analytics and Student Data

The Weekly Update

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

Disabilities Issues, March 27, 2019
In these minutes:
 ​Discussion of Disability in 7.12s; Resolution on Professional Development on Best Practices for Disability Accommodations and Supporting Students with Disabilities; Use Cases for Diversity Data

The Weekly Update

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

Social Concerns Committee, March 25, 2019
In these minutes:
 Update on Proposed Administrative Policy: Equity and Access: Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Names and Pronouns; Discussion of Draft Statement on the Board of Regents Meeting on March 8, 2019; Update on Carbon Pricing Forum

The Weekly Update

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

Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee (AF&T), February 22, 2019
In these minutes:
 Review of Draft Statement to Administration Regarding the Reproductive Services Fellowship Delay; Academic Personnel Plan Discussion; 7-12 Memo Discussion; Suspending Business with Huawei

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