UO Senate: I believe I have been effective in the UO Senate in my past term, for example in ensuring that the Core Education learning goals derived from the University Mission Statement could be reasonably applied to courses in the sciences (and in art). I have also apparently been more regularly communicating with my constituents than most Senators. So far this has been in my department, using the department mailing list, but a broader list has just become available.
Intercollegiate Athletic Committee: I believe it is essential to have oversight of the intercollegiate athletic programs by a group other than the University Administration. I intend to take an attitude of healthy skepticism but not hostility.