University Senate Governance News & Updates

The latest from University Senate governance


The Weekly Update

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

Faculty Consultative Committee (FCC), November 7, 2019
In these minutes: 
Discuss Results of Spring 2019 Institute for Advanced Study Campus Forums (Values, Governance, and Budget: Ideas for the Incoming President); Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action’s Recommendations for Responsive Action; Miscellaneous Committee Business

The Weekly Update

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

Spotlight on Jennifer Goodnough

Professor Jennifer Goodnough and her son, a blonde-haired boy roughly age 10, pose at a Gopher sports game. In the background are the football field and stands which spell out "Minnesota".Whether tweaking her assignments to be more accommodating to student wellbeing and mental health needs, or threatening to tell inattentive students who dies next in Game of Thrones, Professor Jennifer Goodnough is passionate about motivating, mentoring, and improving outcomes for students. Evidence of her strong commitment to students and education is prominent both in her professional and personal lives.

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 will be posted on Fridays, when available.

Social Concerns, October 7, 2019
In these minutes:
Committee Orientation; Update on Climate Solutions Forum; Priorities for the Year

P&A Senate 2019-20 Seminar Series

Enhancing Wellbeing: Practical Workplace Tips & Approaches

This session, presented by Marianne Johnson, will highlight the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing’s Wellbeing Model and its application in fostering resilience in individuals and teams.

The Weekly Update

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

Student Senate Consultative Committee (SSCC), September 27, 2019
In these minutes:
 Office of Conflict Resolution (OCR) Annual Report; IT Support for Goals and Priorities; SSCC Updates; Debrief - Student Senate Retreat; Plant Pathology Student Organization Resolution on Graduate Fees

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The Weekly Update

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

Senate Committee on Student Affairs (SCSA), September 18, 2019
In these minutes: 
Senate Orientation and Overview; Elect One Student as Ex-Officio Member on the Student Senate Consultative Committee (SSCC); Student Service Fees; Discussion and Follow-Up on SCSA Letter re: Disability Resource Center (DRC) Testing Spaces; Policy Review - Student Employment

The Weekly Update

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

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