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.

Benefits Advisory Committee (BAC), December 7, 2017
In these minutes:
 ​​Employee Benefits Update; Wellbeing Metrics for 2016-2017 Program Year, and RedBrick Program Information; UPlan Pharmacy Program & Pharmacy Program Trend; Open Enrollment Participation Reports

The Weekly Update

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

Academic Health Center Student Consultative Committee (AHC SCC), January 24, 2018
In these minutes: ​​​Health Sciences Education Center; Solicitation of Future Agenda Items and Other Business

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The Weekly Update

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

Senate Research Committee (SRC), December 4, 2017
In these minutes:
 ​​​Lewis-Burke Associates LLC; CRAD Update; PEC Update; Ethics Week; Research in the Humanities

The Weekly Update

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

Classroom Advisory Subcommittee (CAS), November 27, 2017
In these minutes:
 ​​Chair’s Report; Accommodated Testing Space and Disability Needs in Classrooms; Provost’s Advisory Committee on Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Spotlight On: Greta Friedemann-Sánchez

Greta Friedemann-SanchezProfessor Greta Friedemann-Sánchez grew up in Colombia, where her father was an artist and her mother an anthropologist. Friedemann-Sánchez followed in her mother’s footsteps, attending the Universidad de los Andes to study anthropology. She later came to the University of Minnesota on a MacArthur fellowship through the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC).

P&A Senate Brown Bag: Working Across Silos

Amanda CostelloLEADERSHIP SERIES
How Silos Learn: Working in the Idea Factory

Presented by Amanda Costello

Thursday, February 8th, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Silos are awful and keep us from doing our best work, but when you’re in the middle of a silo – and maybe that silo is inside another silo – can you even make a difference and where do you start?

The Weekly Update

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

Social Concerns Committee, October 23, 2017
In these minutes: ​Demo of and Consultation on Responding to and Reporting Sexual Misconduct Training Module; Update on Immigration Issues; Update on Organics Recycling Resolutions; Update on Sanctuary Campus Resolution; Other Business

The Weekly Update

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

​Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee (AF&T), November 3, 2017
In these minutes:
 ​​Personnel Plans Update; Pre-Tenure Processes; Post-Tenure Review

The Weekly Update

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

P&A Consultative Committee (PACC), October 26, 2017
In these minutes: ​Demo of and Consultation on Training on Responding to and Reporting Sexual Misconduct; Chair’s Report; Subcommittee Reports; Committee Discussion

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