Semester Update

September 11, 2020

Message from the Director

In a topsy-turvy world, University Senate governance carries on...

April 24, 2020

Adjourned
A word from Faculty/Senate Consultative Committee Chair Amy Pittenger

Recognizing Outstanding Service to University Senate Governance
This year’s recipients are Jean Otto, Jennifer Goodnough, and Greta Friedemann-Sánchez.

The Big Issues
Systemwide Strategic Plan, Health Sciences Area Security, Mental Health Environmental Scan

A View from the Inside: The Essential Diversity in Shared Governance
Etty DeVeaux, chair, Senate Committee on Committees

University Senate Governance Working for U
Reports from the executive committees of the Faculty; Student; P&A; and Civil Service Senates.

Demystifying: The Student Sexual Misconduct Hearing Process
Bobbie Erichsen, hearing officer, Student Sexual Misconduct Subcommittee

University/Faculty Senate Meeting Recap
A brief recap of the April 23, 2020 meeting of the University and Faculty Senates.

Spotlight On: Professor Jeffrey Schott
Chris Kwapick, senate associate, University Senate Office

December 5, 2019

Amy PittengerA Message from the Chair

May 6, 2019

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

December 11, 2018

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

May 2, 2018

It has been a busy semester in the University Senate Office, and the committees and senates have been hard at work digging in to a number of issues and hot topics from across the University. Read on and find out what they have been up to!

Recognizing Outstanding Service to University Senate Governance

University Senate Governance Working for U

View from the Inside

The Big Issues

University/Faculty Senate Meeting Recaps

Adjourned

December 13, 2017

Contents

A Message from the FCC/SCC Chair, Professor Joseph Konstan

University Senate Governance Working for U

Senate Committees Collaborate on Issues

A View from the Inside: Advocating for Equity in Parental Leave

University/Faculty Senate Meeting Recaps

Looking Ahead

End Matter

December 1, 2017

The Twin Cities Delegation of the Faculty Senate held a special meeting in October to discuss liberal education. The regular University and Faculty Senate meetings were held concurrently in November. Click on the link to read summaries of each meeting.

December 1, 2017

A View from the InsideShannon FarrellIan Ringgenberg

Advocating for Equity in Parental Leave

Ian Ringgenberg, chair, P&A Senate
Shannon Farrell, co-chair, P&A Senate Benefits & Compensation Subcommittee

In the Fall of 2016, the P&A Senate Benefits & Compensation Subcommittee began investigating how the University of Minnesota's parental leave policies compared to other universities, and how well they worked for University employees. Parental leave seems to be a perennial topic of consideration on the committee, but one that rarely provides easy answers. Click to read more.

December 1, 2017

Senate committees have collaborated on several issues this semester, including, but not limited to, a proposed Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Equity policy, the training module on responding to and reporting sexual misconduct, the tax plan that would impose taxes on graduate student tuition benefits, and issues around DACA and immigration. Click on the link to read more.

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