University Senate Governance News & Updates

The latest from University Senate governance


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 will be posted on Fridays, when available.

Civil Service Consultative Committee (CSCC), March 19, 2020
In these minutes: Intercollegiate Athletics Committee (IAC) Update; OHR Update; PACC Update; Chairs Report; Subcommittee Reports; President Gabel

The Weekly Update

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

Spring 2020 Semester Update

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

The Weekly Update

Approved minutes of senates and their committees will be 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), February 13, 2020
In these minutes: Follow-up to Health Sciences District Security Measures Discussion; Subcommittee Reports; Civil Service Consultative Committee Report; New Administrative Policy Consultation: Major Events Policies and Procedures

The Weekly Update

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

PACC Discusses Health Sciences Buildings Security Changes

P&A Leadership Dicusses Impacts of Health Sciences Buildings Security Measures with Administrative Leaders

The P&A Consultative Committee (the executive committee of the P&A Senate) met with Mike Berthelsen, vice president, University Services, and Paige Rohman, chief of staff, University Services, and discussed at length the effect that the changes to building security in the Health Sciences buildings is having on the campus community at large. While Berthelsen and other University administrators see the implementation as a much needed improvement to security for the Health Sciences buildings, PACC members brought a different perspective to the table.

The P&A Senate Is Advocating For All P&As

The P&A Senate Advocates for All P&A Staff Iin MinnPost Open Letter 

Shortly after the start of the 2019 Fall semester, an opinion piece published in the Community Voices section of MinnPost recommended cutting P&A positions as a University cost-saving measure. In response, members of the P&A Senate collaboratively drafted an open letter, which was submitted to MinnPost by Noelle Noonan, chair of the P&A Senate and P&A Consultative Committee and published online. As an example of the P&A Senate’s continued advocacy for P&A employees, we invite you to read the letter in full and some highlights below.

Update On Current Issues Covid-19 Related

Dear Colleagues,

It has been quite a week, hasn’t it?

Whether you’ve been on spring break or still in session, have been enjoying a much-needed vacation or found yourself working on critical and urgent need projects instead of that long-anticipated vacation day (*raises hand), I would say this week has provided many opportunities for practicing self-awareness, patience, and resilience. It has also provided its share of challenges for us all. And, I think it is fair to say that there may be a long road ahead with more to come.

Pages