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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 Meeting:

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Rm 115, Lawrence Hall
Agenda  |  Watch Live

Attention: Pertaining to Motion US14/15-40: To Promote Representative Attendance at Senate Meetings, Professor and Senator Randy Sullivan has create a blog to facilitate discussion on this matter. Please click here to participate in the blog.


2015 University Senate and Committee Election Results

Upcoming Election for Senate Vice President for 2015-2016 and President-Elect for 2016-2017 to be held at June 3, 2015 Senate Meeting in Lawrence 115

2015 UNIVERSITY SENATE AND COMMITTEE ELECTIONS


2014 UNIVERSITY SENATE AND COMMITTEE ELECTIONS & APPOINTMENTS

The results of our 2014 elections for University Senate and elected standing committees are in. Additionally, appointed committee appointments have been made by the Committee on Committees. Please find the results of the elections and appointments process online here: 2014 Elected and Appointed Committee Results

Please note that this shows only NEW appointments - continuing committee members are shown on each committee's individual website. Election data available upon request.


LATEST NEWS



SENATE ACTION

Legislation

Senate ActionPresident's Response


Change of Membership for the Committee on Courses
Approved by the Senate on October 8, 2014

N/A                                                                                                     

Proposed Change to Student Conduct Code to Extend Jurisdiction Off Campus
Approved by the Senate on May 28, 2014

N/A

Proposed Change to the Student Conduct Code to Standard of Preponderance of Evidence;
Approved by the Senate on May 28, 2014

N/A

Proposed Change to the Student Conduct Code Regarding Definitions of Words
Approved by the Senate on May 28, 2014

N/A                                                        

Task Force to Address Sexual Violence and Survivor Support;
Approved by the Senate on May 28, 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                                                                                                                  

Signed on 05/28/2014 
Memo from Pres. Gottfredson to Robert Kyr                                                                                          

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

Memo from Pres. Gottfredson to Margie Paris;
April 22, 2014

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

Documents and Discussions Related to Sexual Violence at the University of Oregon

Policy on Retention and Delegation of Authority

Academic Freedom/Freedom of Speech

Subsidies to Athletics

Legal Services Policy

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