Fall 2020 Semester Update

Fri, 12/11/2020 - 09:38

December 11, 2020

Adolfo Carrillo Cabello poses with Goldy Gopher. They are seated in chairs on Northrop Mall. It is sunny, they have their arms around one another's shoulders, Adolfo is smiling, Goldy is giving the thumbs up.

This edition of the Semester Update includes a message from Professor Phil Buhlmann, chair of the Faculty and Senate Consultative Committees; an update on recruitment efforts from Etty DeVeaux, chair of the Senate Committee on Committees, and a word from the director of the Senate Office, Vickie Courtney. Also covered are the big issues of the semester (S/N grading and Board of Regents Policy: Alcoholic Beverages on Campus), as well as updates from the consultative committees and recaps of three University/Faculty Senate meetings. Adolfo Carrillo Cabello (left) is featured in the Spotlight.

Semester Update: Summer 2020 Supplement

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 14:17

September 11, 2020

A sunny day on campus is reflected in the glass in a set of double doors. On the doors, two signs remind people to put masks on before entering.

Topics include a message from Vickie Courtney, director, University Senate Office, as well as a number of major issues that were addressed over the summer. These issues were financial stringency created by the COVID-19 pandemic; the murder of George Floyd; student advocacy efforts; changes to the Title IX regulations from the federal government, and the University's "Sunrise Plan."

Spring 2020 Semester Update

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 14:35

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

Fall 2019 Semester Update

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 11:15

Contents:

A Message from the Chair

Professor Amy Pittenger
Chair, Senate and Faculty Consultative Committees

The Big Issues

New Director of the Office for Conflict Resolution

Discussions on Faculty Misconduct

Social Concerns Committee Carbon Solutions Forum

University Senate Governance Working for U

Consultative Committee Updates

 

A View from the Inside

Your Role in Establishing University Policy

Amber Bathke
Senate Associate, University Senate Office

 

University/Faculty Senate Meeting Recaps

November 7, 2019

December 5, 2019

Spring 2019 Semester Update

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 10:09

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

Fall 2018 Semester Update

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:51

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

Fall 2017 Semester Update

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:30

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

Fall 2017 Semester Update: Senate Meeting Recaps

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:47

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.

Fall 2017 Semester Update: A View from the Inside

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:33

A View from the Inside

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.