Continue to Work from Home
Changes to Spring Semester Calendars
Message from the Chair of P&A Senate - Erin Heath
September 28, 2020
The typical signs of Fall are here: the leaves are turning, there is a hint of crispness to the air, and we have just a little less daylight each day (until December 21, anyway). As we all know, however, this Fall is anything but typical.
This has been an unusually busy summer for the P&A Senate and P&A Consultative Committee (PACC). We have been working on a variety of concerns and issues related to campus safety and security, Title IX changes, and parental leave.
The 2019–20 academic year will be one to remember and, in many ways, perhaps one that we might prefer to forget. The impacts of this global pandemic will be indelible for all of us, even as they are still in flux. When we look back, what will we see? Or, rather, what will we choose to see, to remember, to celebrate?
Last week, the Minnesota Legislature adjourned the 2020 regular session sine die without passing a bonding bill. Despite a flurry of negotiations over the final weekend, legislators were unable to reach agreement on capital investment funding for the second year in a row.
We expect the governor will call legislators back into a special session on or around June 12 to address several unresolved issues, including the next steps in the state’s COVID-19 response. This will likely be the first of multiple special sessions in the coming months as Minnesota continues to respond to the pandemic.
A look ahead to the coming academic year by Erin Heath, 2020-21 Chair of the P&A Senate
P&A News for May 2017. Contents include Spotlight on Noro Andriamanalina, Center Stage featuring the CBS Conservatory, and the Oustanding Unit Award.
P&A News for February 2017. Contents include Spotlight on Molly Olson, assistant director, Marketing, University of Minnesota-- Rochester.
P&A News for January 2017. Contents include Spotlight on Troy Goodnough, director, Sustainability, University of Minnesota-- Morris.