The Social Concerns Committee is concerned with the interrelationship between the University and the broader social community, as well as the nature and extent of the University's response to social concerns.

2021-22 Social Concerns Committee Leadership

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Meeting Schedule

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

The Social Concerns Committee meets Mondays from 12:30-2 p.m., unless otherwise noted. University Senate Governance senates and committees will continue meeting via Zoom during fall semester 2021 and spring semester 2022.

DATE TIME LOCATION
September 27, 2021 12:30-2 p.m. Online Via Zoom
October 25, 2021 12:30-2 p.m. Online Via Zoom
November 29, 2021 12:30-2 p.m. Online Via Zoom
January 31, 2022 12:30-2 p.m. Online Via Zoom
February 28, 2022 12:30-2 p.m. Online Via Zoom
April 25, 2022 12:30-2 p.m. Online Via Zoom

Committee members will be automatically added to a Google Calendar invite for these meetings at the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year. 

Committee Charge

University Senate Bylaws, Article II., Section 5

J. SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE 

The Social Concerns Committee is primarily concerned with the interrelationship between the University and the broader social community. It is concerned with the nature and extent of the University's response to social concerns.

Membership

The Social Concerns Committee shall be composed of:

  • 7 faculty members, 
  • 3 academic professional members, 
  • 7 students, 
  • 3 civil service members, 
  • 3 alumni representatives, and 
  • ex officio representation as specified by vote of the University Senate.

Faculty/academic professional, civil service, and student members shall be appointed by the Committee on Committees. The alumni members shall be appointed by the director of alumni relations.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. To make recommendations to the Senate for the University's response to social concerns and to advise the president and senior academic officers with respect to these matters.

b. To initiate on a regular basis campus fora on current controversial issues.

c. To annually determine which of the University’s investments have shareholder resolutions that should be of concern to the University and to recommend specific votes on these resolutions. 

d. To recommend to the Senate Consultative Committee such actions or policies as it deems appropriate.

(updated: 7/19/16)