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Welcome to the University of Oregon Senate. The University Senate is a partner in shared governance at the University of Oregon, serving as the university's primary legislative body and the source of university standing committees. It derives its authority from the Statutory Faculty, by virtue of the University of Oregon Constitution, and it expresses its views on University policies and priorities through appropriate legislation, policy proposals, and resolutions. 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Next Senate Meeting
Wednesday April 23, 2014

Lawrence 115; 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Watch Live Senate Agenda  |


LATEST NEWS

Ad Hoc Committee on Delegation of Authority convened, details available on committee website

Senate President Paris' report to UO Board of Trustees available

Senate Budget Committee March 2014 election results

Senate Vice President/President-Elect Candidates announced

President's Office Responds to Academic Freedom/Freedom of Speech discussion



SENATE ACTION

Legislation

Senate ActionPresident's Response

Payments by Athletic Department for General Academic Purposes; Postponed until October 2014

N/A

Amending Bylaws Regarding Deadline for Posting Motion Text; Approved by the Senate on April 9, 2014

N/A

Senate Liaison to the UO Board of Trustees;
Approved by the Senate on April 9, 2014

N/A                                                                     

Policy Proposal

Senate ActionPresident's Response
Legal Services Policy; Approved by the Senate on April 9, 2014                 

N/A 

Fee for Service Policy; Ad hoc committee formed Fall Term 2013  
N/A

Academic Freedom Policy; Approved by the Senate on April 9, 2014                                      

N/A                                                                                             

Resolution

Senate ActionPresident's Response

Faculty to be Consulted on Review and Selection of the Faculty Athletics Representative; Approved by the Senate on April 9, 2014

N/A

Payments by the Athletics Department for Academic Purposes;       Approved by the Senate on May 08, 2013                                

Memo from Pres. Gottfredson to Margie Paris; February 07, 2014

Memo from Pres. Gottfredson to Margie Paris;    July 08, 2013                                                              
2004 Task Force Report on Intercollegiate Athletics



SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ACTION

Proposal                                           Senate Executive Committee Action    
Environmental Policy Revisions

Referred to University Senate for
consideration

Preferred First Name Policy Revisions                               

Determined the policy change was of insufficient
academic import to bring to the Senate

Professional Development and Training Policy RevisionsDetermined the policy change was of insufficient
academic import to bring to the Senate

 



RESOURCES

Shared governance structure.

Senate protocol regarding motions.

How to make a motion in a Senate meeting - coming soon.

How to submit a motion for legislation, policy proposal, or a resolution - coming soon.


OTHER SENATE BUSINESS

Academic Freedom/Freedom of Speech

Subsidies to Athletics

Legal Services Policy

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