Academic Council

Our Charge and Responsibilities

The Academic Council is charged with bringing issues relating to academic mission to the UO Senate with recommendation(s) for action as needed.

The Academic Council shall act on request by any of the committees it represents, or on request by the Senate or on its own initiative. In addition, the Academic Council shall be responsible for vetting Senate motions that may affect academic excellence.

Contact Us

senatecoordinator@uoregon.edu

Committee Type: Standing
Committee Category: Academic and Research
Selection Process: Appointed
Time Commitment: 0-20 hours per year

Meetings

January 27, 2021 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Remote Meeting

December 16, 2020 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Zoom

November 18, 2020 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Remote

September 29, 2020 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Remote Meeting

Reports

Reporting Deadlines: The Academic Council shall make a report to the University Senate. At a minimum this report shall be in the form of an annual written report submitted by the committee Chair to the Senate President and the Senate Executive Coordinator no later than the final University Senate meeting in May. The committee shall also make  additional written or oral reports to the Senate as necessary.

Members

Academic Year: 2020-2021

Seat: Chair or Rep from Graduate Council, Voting Member
Term: -
Ex Officio
Lundquist College of Business

Seat: Chair or Rep from Faculty Personnel Committee, Voting Member
Term: -
Ex Officio
Biology Department

Seat: University Provost or designee, Non-Voting Member
Term: -
Ex Officio
Office of the Provost

Quick Facts on Committee Service

The Spring 2020 UO Senate & Committee Elections have closed. A big thank you to all who participated!

Review the election results and learn more about the election and appointment process.

Academic Council

Leadership Structure

  • Chair: elected from the committee membership
  • Convener: Senate President

Election Schedule for Chair: At first meeting of fall quarter

Membership Requirements

General Membership

Membership of the Academic Council shall include a Chair or designee from each committee that has responsibilities covering academic issues, such as:

  • Academic Requirements Committee
  • UO Committee on Courses
  • Graduate Council
  • Scholastic Review Committee
  • Undergraduate Council
  • University Library Committee
  • Senate Budget Committee
  • Faculty Personnel Committee
  • Core Education Council (Per US17/18-08)

Consultation with relevant members of the central administration and related committees (e.g. Academic Infrastructure Committee, Enrollment Management Council) shall be sought as appropriate.

Ex-Officio, voting members

 

Ex-Officio, non-voting members

  • Provost or designee
  • Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs or designee
  • Senate President or designee

Terms and Workload

Length of Term

  • Members: 1 year

Term Limits

  • N/A

Workload Designation

  • Chair: 20 - 40 hours/year (Tier 2)
  • Members: 0 - 20 hours/year (Tier 3)