University Senate Governance News & Updates

The latest from University Senate governance


Zoom Party!

The Senate Office knows how to party! Happy birthday to our fearless leader, Vickie!

The 7 Senate Office staff members each in their own frame in a Zoom meeting. Each staff member is wearing a silly hat, and one has a background that reads "Happy Birthday" with festive birthday graphics. Everyone is laughing.

The Weekly Update

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

Senate Committee on Finance and Planning (SCFP), November 17, 2020
In these minutes:
 Athletics Budget Update; Systemwide Strategic Plan Metrics

Fall 2020 Semester Update

Professor Phil BuhlmannA Message from the Chair

Professor Phil Buhlmann, chair, Senate/Faculty Consultative Committees

This has been a tough fall semester for all of us, irrespective of whether we are students, staff members, or faculty. The sheer number of topics that came before University Senate governance was extraordinary. As chair of the Senate and Faculty Consultative Committees, I reported twice to the University Senate, addressing a wide range of matters,

The Weekly Update

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

The Weekly Update

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

Senate Committee on Student Affairs (SCSA), October 21, 2020
In these minutes:
Overview and Updates from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS); COVID-19 Testing on the Twin Cities Campus

P&A Senate Newsletter - November 2020

Latest News

Continue to Work from Home

Consistent with many other large employers and the State of Minnesota, University leadership is now asking staff and faculty who can work from home to continue to do so through at least June 30, 2021. University leadership wants to empower you to make plans that support your families while maintaining fewer people on campus. Please talk with your supervisor if you have questions. See President Gabel’s latest message

The Weekly Update

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

Senate Research Committee (SRC), October 5, 2020
In these minutes: Status Update on Clinical Research; Status Update on Community Engaged Research; Foreign Influence Update; Committee discussion: Impact of Covid on Research Labs/Researcher Productivity, Faculty Performance, Funding; Follow up: Research Openness Request Review

The Weekly Update

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

Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee (AF&T), October 2, 2020
In these minutes: Non-tenure Track Faculty Appointments and Academic Freedom; Non-tenure Track Faculty in the Health Sciences 

The Weekly Update

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

The Weekly Update

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

P&A Consultative Committee (PACC), September 17, 2020
In these minutes: Civil Service Consultative Committee Report; Chair and Chair-elect Reports; Subcommittee Reports; Fall 2020 Planning and Feedback; P&A Senate Bylaws; New Business

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