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US17/18-01: Affirmation of the Responsibilities of Faculty Regarding Curriculum

Date of Notice: October 11, 2017

Current Status: Notice Given

Motion Type: Resolution

Sponsor: Rob Kyr (Music), Chair of IFS


Motion

Section I

1.1 Whereas the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities in the report titled “Standards for Accreditation” (Section 2.C.5) states “Faculty, through well-defined structures and processes with clearly defined authority and responsibilities, exercise a major role in the design, approval, implementation, and revision of the curriculum, and have an active role in the selection of new faculty. Faculty with teaching responsibilities take collective responsibility fostering and assessing student achievement of clearly identified learning outcomes.”

1.2 Whereas, in 2007, it is stated in ORS 352.010 in the section titled Status of Faculty, “The president and professors constitute the faculty of each of the state institutions of higher education and as such have the immediate government and discipline of it and the students therein…The faculty may, subject to the supervision of the [now defunct] State Board of Higher Education under ORS 351.070 (Board general powers as to higher education and institutions), prescribe the course of study to be pursued in the institution and the textbooks to be used.”

1.3 Whereas the AAUP has stated in Section 5 of its Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities, “The faculty has primary responsibility for such fundamental areas as curriculum, subject matter and methods of instruction, research, faculty status, and those aspects of student life which relate to the educational process…The faculty sets the requirements for the degrees offered in course, determines when the requirements have been met, and authorizes the president and board to grant the degrees thus achieved.”

Section II

2.1 Be it resolved that [the University Senate of the University of Oregon] affirms its dedication “…to fostering and sustaining the best, most rewarding pathways to opportunity and success for all Oregonians through an accessible, affordable and coordinated network for educational achievement beyond a high school diploma,” as stated in the HECC’s Vision Statement from its Strategic Plan (2016-2020).

2.2 Be it resolved that [the University Senate of the University of Oregon] affirms its commitment to working with our university administrations, with community colleges, with the HECC, and with the state legislature to achieve the fundamental goal of HB2998 to align transfer credits with degree pathways that will enable students to effectively transfer from community colleges into university programs of their choice.

2.3 Be it resolved that [the University Senate of the University of Oregon] affirms the right, the responsibility, and the obligation of the faculty to design, approve, and implement its institutional curriculum.

Senate Meeting Agenda – November 30, 2016

DRAFT

Location: EMU 145 & 146 CRATER LAKE Rooms
3:00-5:00 PM

3:00 PM  Call to Order

Introductory Remarks:

Bill Harbaugh (Economics & Senate President)

Approval of Minutes for Nov 16, 2016 – (postpone until Jan 18)

3:10 PM New Business

  1. Vote: US16/17-10: Approval of Curriculum Report, Fall Term 2016; Frances White (Anthropology), Chair of UO Committee on Courses
  2. Vote: US16/17-04: Revise Charge and Name of IAC Committee; Andy Karduna (Human Physiology)

3:40 PM Reports

  1. Update on Accreditation update: Ron Bramhall (AVP for Academic Excellence).
  2. IFS & PAC12-ALC: Robert Kyr (Music)
  3. Governor’s Campus Safety Workup Report; Robert Kyr (Music)
  4. IT Reorganization; Greg Bryant (College of Ed)

3:55 Open Discussion

A “facilitated conversation” on General Education; Charles Blaich and Kathy Wise from the Wabash Center of Inquiry (http://www.liberalarts.wabash.edu/).  They have conducted empirical research designed to learn what teaching practices, programs, and institutional structures support liberal arts education, and develop methods of assessing liberal arts education. Sponsored by Lisa Freinkel and Ron Bramhall.

Slide Presentation

4:55PM  Notice(s) of Motion
4:57PM  Other Business
5:00PM  Adjournment

 

Senate Meeting Agenda – November 16, 2016

DRAFT (revised Wednesday 11/16/2016)

Location: EMU 214 (REDWOOD Auditorium); 3:00-5:00 pm

Call to Order (3:00 PM)

Introductory Remarks, Senate President Bill Harbaugh

Approval of Minutes from Oct 19, 2016 and Nov 2, 2016

New Business (3:15 PM)

1. Vote: US16/17-05: Graduate Online & Hybrid Courses policy proposal; Scott Pratt (Philosophy & Graduate Council)

2. Vote: US16/17-07: Student Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence Complaint and Response policy proposal; Merle Weiner (Law) & the Senate Responsible Reporting Working Group

State of the University update (3:40 – 4:00)

Mike Schill (UO President)

More New Business

Motion to suspend the rules and allow debate and vote on both:

3. US16/17-08: Reaffirming our Shared Values of Respect for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Senator Pedro Garcia-Caro (Romance Languages) et al. 

4: US16/17-09: Declaring UO a Sanctuary Campus; Lynn Stephen (Anthropology) et al.

Open Discussion

Reports (4:45 PM)    

1. Update on Accreditation update: Ron Bramhall (AVP for Academic Excellence).

2. IFS & PAC12-ALC: Robert Kyr (Music)

3. Governor’s Campus Safety Workup Report; Robert Kyr (Music)

4:55 pm    7.   Notice(s) of Motion

 4:57 pm    8.   Other Business

5:00 pm    9.   Adjournment