Johnson Memorial Award Committee

The award was established by the University Assembly in 1979 to honor Charles E Johnson, a Professor and administrator at the University of Oregon from 1952 to 1969. Johnson was an outstanding teacher of accounting and a national respected scholar-author. He served as acting University President in 1968-1969. He passionately believed in the persuit of learning and understanding through the open exchange of ideas, in the university as a laboratory for testing the whole range of thought, and in the value of reason in resolving conflict that arises in the clash of beliefs.

The following information is taken from Motion US00/01-6 which revises the charges to the standing University Committees. This was subsequently amended by the CoC report to the UO Senate 14 May 2008.



The Johnson Memorial Award Committee shall be responsible for identifying potential recipients for the Johnson Memorial Award, and forwarding suggested recipients to the President of the University. The Johnson Memorial Award is made to a faculty member who by action and word as teacher, as scholar, and as citizen of the academic community has, over a period of years, exemplified commitment to the principles affirmed by the life and career of Charles E. Johnson.Background on this award is on file and available in the President's Office.


Membership of the Johnson Memorial Award Committee is not fixed and traditionally consists of 3-4 faculty, Secretary of the Faculty (ex officio), and a representative from the Faculty Advisory Council (ex officio).The Committee on Committees shall have the authority, in its annual role of recommending committee membership, to include a student member and/or a member from outside the University.

REPORTING: The Johnson Memorial Award Committee shall report to the University Senate and will make a report, in the form of suggestions of award recipients, directly to the President of the University. The report to the Senate will, at a minimum be in the form of an annual written report submitted by the Committee Chair to the Secretary of the University Senate 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.

See also US01/02-4 which is a process for filling vacancies on elected committees:

7.1 Since 1991-92, all non-elected committees established by faculty legislation are appointed by the Committee on Committees, a committee appointed by the University Senate. The Secretary of the Faculty shall coordinate the elections of faculty to elective committees. The secretary shall arrange for the filling of vacancies on elected committees and councils by notifying the next eligible candidate, determined in descending order of the number of votes received in the most recent election for the relevant committee or council. If no eligible candidate is available to fill the vacancy, the Senate Executive Committee, with advice and recommendations from the Committee on Committees, shall appoint an eligible faculty member to fill the vacancy until the next regular election cycle. Filling a vacancy shall not preclude the appointee from standing for election to the same committee or council during the next election cycle if eligible. 

Reports to the Senate

  • Spring 2002
  • Report of the Johnson Committee Spring 2003.
  • Report of the Johnson Committee 15 April 2006
  • Report of the Johnson Committee Spring 2007
  • Report of the Johnson Committee Spring 2008
  • Report April 2009


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