Jessica Cronce Candidate Statement 2020

I am running for the position of representative on the Faculty Advisory Committee and on the UO Senate. Over the full course of my career, I have been a classified staff member, an officer of administration, a graduate student, a pro tempore instructor, a career non-tenure track research faculty member, and (now) a tenured faculty member. These roles/experiences give me a unique perspective on the vital importance of each member of our university community and to the competing priorities that can create challenges (and opportunities) in a resource-limited environment. Since joining the Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services faculty in 2015, I have served on committees at all levels of the institution, including (currently) the Undergraduate Council, as well as directed the Family and Human Services undergraduate major for 3 years. I am also a member of the UO Provost’s Teaching Academy and the UO Leadership Academy as well as a steward for United Academics, collectively demonstrating my dedication to fulfilling the missions of the University through a commitment to continuous professional improvement and shared governance. In all domains of my work, I am committed to uplifting diversity, increasing equity, and creating more inclusive academic environments. If elected, I look forward to working collaboratively with my colleagues to develop/refine/enact policies that support equity and excellence with efficiency and to representing the views of faculty to the Senate, the President, and other administrative officials.



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