President Schill’s letter to the Senate on 11.28.17 in response to the US17/18-02: Resolution to Support the UO Student Collective
Date of Notice: May 1, 2017
Current Status: Notice Given
Motion Type: Legislation
Sponsor: Frances White (Anthropology), Chair of the UO Committee on Courses
1.1 WHEREAS the UO Committee on Courses has submitted the Spring 2017 Preliminary Curriculum Report for University Senate Review, with the following amendments:
Add admin actions:
KRN 403 Thesis (1-6R) [Pass/no pass only] Repeatable.
KRN 503 Thesis (1-6R) [Pass/no pass only] Repeatable.
GRST 621-should be listed with 4 credits, not 3
Anth 278-remove “effective spring 2017”
2.1 BE IT THEREFORE MOVED that the University Senate approves the Spring 2017 Curriculum Report as submitted by the UO Committee on Courses.
Spring 2017 Final Curriculum Report
1/30/2017: The administration will host a town hall Monday at 6PM, EMU Ballroom, on the Trump Travel Ban and the Sanctuary resolution implementation. http://around.uoregon.edu/content/campus-town-hall-address-questions-immigration
1/28/2017: I’ve asked President Schill and VP Alex-Assensoh for an update on the administration’s implementation of the recommendations in this resolution and how President Trump’s “extreme vetting” order will affect UO. We expect to have more information this week and a full report by the end of the quarter.
Passed 11/16/2017: Senate Resolution: “University of Oregon as Sanctuary Campus”
Date of Notice: 11/28/2016
Current Status: Approved 02/01/2017
Motion Type: Legislation
Sponsor: Committee on Committees
1.1 WHEREAS, the Senate recently updated their bylaws to revise the membership, charge, and name of the University Committee on Sexual Orientation, Attraction, Gender Identity and Expression; and
1.2 WHEREAS, there has been significant confusion about the official and finalized version of the name, reporting structure/classification, membership, and charge of this committee;
2.1 BE IT THEREFORE MOVED, the Senate hereby confirms the name of the committee as the University Committee on Sexual Orientation, Attraction, Gender Identity and Expression; the committee’s charge and responsibilities, membership structure and appointment of new members; and
2.2 BE IT FURTHER MOVED, the Senate hereby confirms this committee will report to the University Senate; and
2.3 BE IT FURTHER MOVED, the Senate hereby confirms the committee’s charge and responsibilities, membership, meeting structure, and appointment/confirmation of new members, as outlined in the revised 17 pt. chart (please see Related Documents);
We had two goals in mind for the new page:
First was to organize the overwhelming amount of data on committees, meetings, motions and the individuals who make the Senate work. We did this by building a new database—basically a spreadsheet with a number of tables and links recording relationships between the entries in the various tables. This database exists not only to keep Senate leadership, staff and committees organized, but also to serve that data to the public via these pages. Currently there are four main pages which access the database:
- Committees A-Z: This page has a list of Senate standing committees as well as ad hoc Senate committees, Administrative Advisory Groups and other committees which impact the governance of the University of Oregon. You can expand each committee entry to see the committee charge, who is currently on that committee as well as upcoming meetings and attachments.
- Committee Members: Here you will find a list of all members of the University community that are serving on committees. You can expand each record to see a complete list of the committee service being performed by the member.
- Calendar: We store events in the database along with, when applicable, links to associated committees and/or attachments. Clicking on an event in the calendar will give you additional information for that event.
- Motions: Currently the motions table in the database (and hence on the Motions page) contains the complete text and associated documents for motions discussed in the Senate for the last couple of years. We will be adding older motions (and new ones too!) as time progresses. In the meantime, old motions can be found via links on the Senate Archives page.
Most data displayed from the database can be starred by clicking on the bullet next to the entry. Starred entries can be viewed by clicking on the star in the main menu from almost any page. You can also find your starred entries (if you have any) on the Starred page.
The second major goal for the new web pages was to provide a platform where members of the University of Oregon community can comment on the work of the Senate, or engage in topical conversation about our university. This page was built using WordPress as a content management system. This system is basically a blogging platform, and we have the ability to enable comments for almost any content visible on the site. For the most part, we expect the conversation to be accessible either from the featured content on the front page (the six major tiles you see when you land on the page) and under the Blog tab. To make comments you will log in with your DuckID, and your name will displayed with any comments you make. Please be respectful.
If you have any questions or suggestions for improvement (or simply notice a mistake in the data served from the database) you can leave a comment on the Suggestions post.