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of 22 October 1992: Appointment of committees, Motion from Academic
Requirements Committee regarding cluster and group requirements, motion
to hold Senate meetings at 1500, motion regarding supervising graders,
of 11 November 1992 Multicultural Requirement Committee Report,
mandated questions on course evaluations should be available in Knight
Library and Office of Academic Advising, proposal to establish undergraduate
education and policy coordinating council, 2 motions from Academic standards
regarding transfer credit.
of 9 December 1992 Proposal to establish an undergraduate education
and policy coordinating council (passed). Curricular changes. Motion not
to accept transfer credits for courses passed with grade of D. Passed
- went to University Assembly.
13 October 1993Agenda
1993 and Minutes
reports, selection of meeting time, motion on general education cluster
requirement. Passed. Motion honoring retiring Secretary of the Senate (Keith
10 November 1993Agenda
1993 and Minutes
Discussion of productivity committee. Report of nominating commitee - two
teaching committees combined into one. Continuing discussion of the cluster
requirement. Two motions from the UEPCC (A total of 180 credits with passing
grades are required for the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor
of music and bachelor of education. There will also be a six-hour reduction
in requirements for professional degrees that currently require more than
186 hours) passed - and one dealing with drop/add. Motion to establish
an International Affairs Advisory Council (passed).
8 December 1993Agenda
1993 and Minutes
Brief Report on Productivity Planning - President Brand; New Business Motion
on election process for the Graduate Council - Keith Richard; Report of
the Committee on the Curriculum - Michael Dyer
12 January 1994Agenda
1993 and Minutes
Report from the productivity planning retreat .... P. Gwartney-Gibbs; Supplementary
Report of the Committee on the Curriculum .... M. Dyer, Chair
9 February 1994Agenda
1993 and Minutes
Discussion of the State Board of Higher Education's Administrative Review
for the University of Oregon - John Moseley; Caroline Forell, Senate Rules
Committee: Motion to combine teaching award committees. Election procedures
for the Graduate Council. Aproved. Child Care and Fammily Support Committee:
Motion to establish a University of Oregon Policy on Family Support. Approved.
9 March 1994Agenda
1993 and Minutes
Distinguished Service Awards, Motion concerning course availability, Segment
of the Report of the Committee on the Curriculum concerning the graduate
part of the College of Education Integrated Licensure Specialization, Senate
discussion of the FAC's proposed governance model.
13 April 1994Agenda
1993 and Minutes
Discussion of issues from the Interinstitutional Faculty Senate - Proposal
to make the Oregon State System of Higher Education a public corporation.
Guest: Weldon Ihrig, Vice Chancellor for finance and administration. -
Proposal to change The representation of the various OSSHE units in the
IFS. Motion to direct UO representatives on this matter. - Other state
system issues. Continued discussion of governance of the UO. - Report from
the Pac 10 Senate Leaders conference....(P. Gwartney-Gibbs) - Faculty Advisory
Council governance model....(J. Nicols, L. Alpert).
25 May 1994Agenda
1993 and Minutes
Senate discussion of market driven tuition and fees and the university's
business plan. E. Bowen, ASUO president G. Kissler, Senior Vice Provost
for Planning and Resources; Election of Paul Simonds President and Senator
Jane Maitland-Gholson Vice President of the University Senate 1994/5 UO
Senate. Motion to abolish Senate Committee on Faculty Conditions. Passed.
24 May 1995 Senate Meeting Although reference is made in the 12 April
meeting to a forthcoming 10 May meeting, records do not exist in the archives
of such a meeting. Furthermore, no reference is made to minutes from such
a meeting in the 24 May meeting. There were meetings of the UO Assembly
May and 17 May discussing the new governance structure. Discussion
of Guidelines for good practice in higher education. Report of the Committee
on COmmittees, Discussion of membership in the international affairs advisory
council. Membership committee on Curriculum amended. Report of the Senate
Committee on Faculty Rewards and development. Election of Officers for
1995/6 Senate Paul Simonds (President), Carl Bybee (Vice President). Final
meeting of the 1994/5 Senate.
Paul Simonds, President; Carl Bybee, Vice President; Keith Richard, Secretary
November 8, 1995
of members of Senate Budget Committee for 95/6, endorsement of the statement
from the pac-10 affirmative action officers.
December 6, 1995
meeting did not have a quorum so no final action could be taken.
First Meeting of the New Senate
Janaury 17, 1996
January - May, 1996,
Education Policy and Coordinating Council Statement of Philosophy,
Undergraduate Education. Prof. Simonds was elected as President of the
new senate. Members of the Committee on Committees were elected. A report
was presented from the IFS. Release time for the President of the Senate
will be for one course for one quarter funded from the Provost's office.
Senate Executive and Rules committee appointed. Curriculum Committee Report
presented. Discussion of Parking Fee Increase.
February 14, 1996
Existing University Committees (Eisen Report) [approved]
on parking. Contains information about the number of employees on campus.
March 13, 1996
the Student Conduct Code dealing with weapons, OAR 571-21-030 (10) [passesd].
Discussion of by laws controlling the UO Senate - notification of motions
by electronic form, etc.
April 10, 1996
Academic Productivity Plan: A Progress Report; motion ``In addition to
the elected members, the President of the University Senate or designated
representative shall serve on the Faculty Advisory Council.'' [passed].
Corrections to curriculum report. [passed] Preliminary discussion of two
motions on evaluatoin of teaching.
May 8, 1996
Motion on "Student Evaluation of Teaching and Learning" (repeals previous
legislation of 6 December 1978) amended [passed]. Motion on "Peer Evaluation
of Teaching and Learning" [passed]. Motion that the Senate act quarterly
on curriculum reports. (Amends bylaw 6.1.3). amended [passed] Discussion
of policy statement (did not require a vote of approval or disapproval)
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON POLICY ON SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS WHICH CREATE CONFLICTS
OF INTEREST and ABUSES OF POWER. (At the conclusion of all discussion on
the policy statement the Senate would be asked to vote on the endorsement
of the policy in its final form.)
May 22, 1996
Discussion of way committee chairs are determined: ``The Committee on Committees
shall name a convener when no chair is stipulated in legislation. When
stipulated the convener shall be the chair. Committees without a stipulated
chair shall elect their own chair at their first meeting of each academic
year.'' [passed] Forum concerning ``the Promise Keepers'' and their use
of Autzen Stadium. No vote taken
Carl Bybee, President; Ann Tedards, Vice President; Keith Richard, Julia
Heydon, and Gwen Steigelman secretary.
9 October 1996
Remark: The agenda does not seem to be in the archive. Report of Committee
on Committees. Report of Committee on the Curriculum. Discussion of the
Eisen report on committee structures. Motion to proceed with ``building
an agenda'' - poll the senate membership regarding agenda items. [passed]
Discussion of Revised Policy of Sexual Relations and Abuses of Power -
public hearing to be held 23 Oct 1996.
Keith Richard retired 1 November 1996 as secretary after a long term of
service. Julia J. Heydon takes over as acting secretary.
November 13 1996
policy on Knight chairs and professorships. Report on OSSHE planning process.
Discussion of administrative review. Reports by senate budget committee
and FPC. Report on Proficiency-Based Admissions Standards System (PASS).
Gwen Steigelman is appointed as secretary of the senate.
December 4, 1996
is to appoint ex-officio member to sit on Ed Tech Committee. Discussion
of serials cancellation project. Discussion of building a senate agenda.
Further discussion of process of administrative review.
January 15, 1997
by Vice Provost L. Davis concerning administrative review of Deans. Discussion
of Building a Senate Agenda. Endorsement of IFS statement supporting Governor
Kitzhaber's budget for higher education. [passed]. Report by Committee
on the Curriculum. [passed]
February 12, 1997
Remark: The agenda does not seem to be in the archive. Discussion of administrative
review. Discussion of student representation on the senate. Motion to endorse
the principal that there be 9 student senators passed [15 yes, 13 no].
Emergency action taken by Ex Com to staff Scohlarship committee. Motion
US 97-1 from COC to eliminate 10 signature requirement. [passed] Motion
US 97-2 to reduce number of candidates required for open positions. [passed]
March 12, 1997
97-3 Motion to change the way representatives to IFS are selected. [passed]
Election of IFS representative. Winter term curriculum report. [passed]
Report concerning composition and operation of UCC. [passed] Motion US
97-4 Emergency action amendment to SCC (OAR 571-21-057). [passed]
April 9, 1997
Accreditation report distributed. Motion US 97-5 from the SCC to amend
the formal hearings process section. [passed] US 97-6 Discussion of domestic
partners insurance. [passed] Spring 1997 Senate Survey. Executive session
May 14, 1997
US 97-7 All full-time officers of instruction may stand for election to
the IAC. US 97-8 The committee on research shall be renamed the committee
on summer research awards. US 97-9 The Academic Standards Committee and
the Committee on Academic Advising shall be subcommittees of the Undergraduate
Education and Policy Coordinating Council US 97-11 The Library Committee
shall serve as a faculty oversight committee reporting directly to the
Senate. [all 4 motions passed] US 97-10 Sexual Misconduct. Amendment to
the Student Conduct Code, OAR 571-21-030 [passed]. Motion to endorse OAR
571-04-007, Conflicts of Interest and Abuse of Power: Sexual or Romantic
Relationships with Students. [passed] Report of University Curriculum Committee.
Approved. Report of Committee on Committees. [accepted]. Report of Senate
Nominating Committee. [accepted]. Status report on parking and transportation.
Ann Tedards, President; Jeff Hurwit, Vice President; Gwen Steigelman, Secretary
8 October 1997
of the Faculty Personnel Committee 1996-97 and Report
of the Senate Task Force on University Committee Structure (Summer, 1997).
Update on parking changes. Discussion of process for change. Motion US
97-12 Bachelor's degree requirements and group requirements. [passed] Meeting
adjourned with quorum lost.
November 12, 1997
by University Library Committee, report on the process for change, report
on productivity plan, amendments to senate bylaws dealing with committee
structures and IFS: US97/98-5 Amend the University Senate Bylaws Article
VI, Section 6.1; US97/98-6 Amend the University Senate Bylaws Article VI,
Section 6.1.5; US97/98-7 Amend the University Senate Bylaws Article VI,
Section 6.3 [all three passed]. Motion US97-12 (revised) Bachelor's Degree
Requirements Group Requirements eliminating double counting [referred back
to the appropriate council]. US97-13 Bachelor's Degree Requirements: Concurrent
Degrees [passed], Motion US97/98-1 to establish the undergraduate council
[amended and passed], US97/98-2 revising the charge to the Committee on
Committees [passed], US97/98-3 changing the terms of service on appointed
faculty committees to be consistent across all appointed committees [passed],
US97/98-4 established procedure for the election of committee chairs [passed]
December 3, 1997 Agenda
for change update. Administrative review policy and procedures revisited.
Report from IFS. IFS election. Discussion of Motion US 97/98-8 Extending
the drop/add classes period. Refered to rules committee for financial statement.
January 14, 1998 Agenda
report from Library Committee. Motion US 97-12 to eliminate couble counting
BA foreign language and BS Math/CIS courses for group satisfying credit.
[passed]. Motion Motion US 97/98-8 extending drop/add class period. [failed]
February 11, 1998 Agenda
by international affairs advisory council, process for change update, report
of ed tech committee, report of budget committee, report from the IFS,
motion to reconsider motion 97/98-8 re change drop/add deadlines, discussion
of riverview research park.
April 8, 1998 Agenda
Report from Distinguished Service Award Committee, Report by executive
committee on process for change, notice of motion by FAC concerning PTR
May 13, 1998 Agenda
Spring 1998 Preliminary
Report: of the University of Oregon Committee on Courses to be acted
upon by the University Senate, May 13, 1998 and Reportof
the University Library Committee Report and Report
the Ad hoc University Senate Task Force on Status of the Productivity Plan
Productivity Plan: A Progress Report. Finally see the Minutes
US97/98-9 Revised charge to the FPC [passed], creation of ad hoc committee
on Post Tenure Review [passed], US97/98-10 add two questions to the course
evaluations [passed], US97/98-11 amend criteria for group satisfying course
14 October 1998
from the Library committee re ORBIS.
the ad hoc river front research park committee. Report on PEEB (benefits)
11 November 1998
from Ms. Karen Sprague, chair, Task Force for Transformation of Undergraduate
Education, Resolution US98/99-1 requesting the quarterly electronic postings
of curricular changes in the UO Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin [passed],
Motion US98/99-2 adopting procedures for nominating an OUS faculty member
to the State Board of Higher Education [passed], election of IFS representatives.
2 December 1998
Report from committee on courses.Report from Senate Ad Hoc Committee on
Post Tenure Review. Resolution US 98/99-3 -- Recommendations Concerning
the Riverfront Research Park. [passed]
13 January 1999
Discussion of student centered university model. Report from committee
on courses [passed] Resolution US98/99-4 concerning the Riverfront Research
Park [passed], Motion US98/99-5 concerning PTR (Post Tenure Review) [consideration
10 February 1999
Update on process for change. Appointment of a new committee on PTR. Motion
(US98/99-6) concerning increasing the number of days for dropping and adding
10 March 1999
Report by Bill Moss (Director of Athletics). See also Report
of the University Library Committee concerning the mathematics library.
Report from Committee on Courses. Resolution US98/99- 7 Student Management
of Incidental Fee System (passed).
14 April 1999
Extension in Course Drop/Add Time Period [failed]. Further discussion of
US98/99-5 - amended and posponed again. Motion to refer PTR to the Senate
Executive Committee. Discussion of OUS rally day. Distinguished Service
Awards. Discussion of campus planning.
12 May 1999
US 98/99-5 (Post Tenure Review Policy). [passed]. Note: this was
the President's Office 7/21/99 (
Copy). Report from the Ed. Tech Committee. Report from the Senate Ad
Hoc Committee on Decennial review. Report by Provost Moseley.
26 May 1999
Organizational meeting. Election of Committee on Committees. Final report
by Senate President Hurwit.
13 October 1999
Credit for non-matriculated students (passed), US9900-2
Group Requirements, Report from VP McDonald on Corporate Code of Conduct,
report from Prof. Shiao on Summer Diversity Initiative.
10 November 1999
Election of IFS Senator, report
from Senator McLauchlan on future Senate agenda items.
8 December 1999
from the Committee on Courses (passed), PEBB
from Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Committee Reporting Structures (endorsed)
12 January 2000
of Senate Budget Committee White paper, update on PEBB, introduction of
COLA motion. Motion US9900-4
Passed Motion US9900-6
University of Oregon courses which are to be group satisfying must carry
at least 4 credit hours. Passed Motion
Extnesion of tenure probationary period because of pregnancy or childbirth.
29 March 2000 Agenda
This special meeting of the UO Senate dealt with budgetary matters - specifically
compensation. Resolutions US9900-12/13/14 passed endorsing the statement
final version of the Senate Budget
Paper, and the implementation
concerning COLA was withdrawn by its sponsors.
12 April 2000
(affirmation of community values), US9900-10A
(licensing code of conduct), and US9900-10B
(membership in the WRC) passed. Resolution of support from the Alumni Association.
11 October 2000 Agenda
WRC oversight committee report, OUS branchus campus in Bend proposal,
US00/01-1 Proposed Amendments to Student Conduct Code (OAR 571-021-055)
passed. Election of Senate Vice President
8 November 2000 Agenda
Reports from Interinstititional faculty senate and Senate Budget Committee.
Further discussion regarding Bend Proposal.
29 November 2000 Agenda
FInalized Bend Branch Campus Proposal, Discussion of Athletics department
2 million subsidy and proposed Autzen expansion project, report of Committee
on Courses -- Fall 2000 Preliminary Curriculum Report, Passage of
US00/01-2 Support for UO Branch campus in Bend.
10 January 2001 Agenda
forum on budget matters, discussion of riverfront research park,
election of IFS representatives
14 February 2001 Agenda
on mission of the University, report of SBC on implementation of white
paper on faculty salaires.
14 March 2001 Agenda
Open forum discussion on budget, discussion of nominations
to elected committees, report
the University Library Committee on serials costs, introduction of Motion
on Gen Ed Requirements, acceptance of preliminary winter
term curriculum report, discussion of US00/01-4
calendar and athletic event scheduling conflicts. The meeting adjorned
with a failed quorum count.
23 May 2001 Agenda
of the Senate Budget Committee was presented giving the progress toward
fulfillment of the salary augmentation plan as of Spring 2001. Greg McLaughlan
was elected as Vice President. Peter Gilkey and Gwen Steigelman were appointed
as Senate webmasters.
10 October 2001 Agenda
(Amend OAR 571-021-0064 Show Cause Proceedings section Student Conduct
Code) and Motion US0102-2
(Show support for classified employees) were passed. A discussion of PEBB
benefits was given. Brief review of faculty leadership caucus. An update
from the Senate Budget Committee was given.
14 November 2001 Agenda
(chancellor search) and US0203-4
Amend University Senate By-Laws Article VII, Section 1 to create process
for filling vacancies on elected committee)were passed.
05 December 2001 Agendaand
The Wayne Westling Service Award was discussed. Provost Moseley discussed
the progress toward the goal of salary parity with peer institutions and
provided an update on the governor's OUS budget reduction request. The
online grading system and the energy conservation efforts were discussed.
The Fall 2001 curriculum report was approved.
09 January 2002 Agenda
This meeting was cancelled as there was no business
13 February 2002 Agenda
Discussion by President Frohnmayer of budget deficit, change in tuition
structure, availablity of classroom space. Discussion by Provost Moseley
of OUS and UO Budgets. Update on PEBB deliberations.
13 March 2002 Agenda
Discussion of University Logo, winter Curriculum Report, discussion of
credit plateau plan.
10 April 2002 Agenda
(Participation of Classified Staff in the UO Senate) PASSED, US0102-6
(Scheduling of athletic events during dead week and Exam Week) was refered
to the IAC and the Presidential task force, US0102-7
(Resolution concerning University Logo), was withdrawn.
08 May 2002 Agenda
was received by the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on on campus housing, and also
received from the ad hoc committee on instructors. A motion was passed
to establish a UO standing committee on nontenure track instructional faculty
- this motion was subsequently amended on 22 May 2002. A resolution was
dealing with state support of higher education, and the Senate Budget committee
22 May 2002 Agenda
The COC committee report was received, motion (US0102-8)
was amended, and the Westling
award was given. Lowell Bowditch was elected as vicepresident for 2002-3.
9 October 2002 Agenda
Directions Document was presented outlining the purpose of and new
directions for the university in terms of strengthening its fiscal support
within the state. The Senate also received the "Compact
with Oregon". Remarks were presented by ASUO President Rachel Pilliod,
and Vice President for Academic Affairs Lorraine Davis. A report from the
Leadership Caucus was presented.
13 November 2002 Agenda
President Frohnmayer reported on the State of the University and Provost
Moseley presented a report on the campaign for Oregon.
04 December 2002 2002 Agenda
The Fall curriculum report was approved. Resolution US0203-1
was discussed dealing with the War with Iraq. It was decided the resolution
did not fall within the purview of the senate and thus the resolution was
not considered by the Senate.
15 January 2003 Agenda
President Frohnmayer discussed his 8
January 2003 letter to the faculty. US0203-2
dealing with Student Membership on the University Library Committee was
debated and passed. US0203-3
calling for a meeting of the University Assembly to discuss the impending
threat of military action in Iraq was passed. (See also Minutes
of 31 January 2003 Assembly meeting; a subsequent
Assembly meeting, called by faculty petition, was scheduled to meet Friday,
February 28, 2003 -- it was not called to order by presiding chair President
Dave Frohnmayer due to lack of a quorum).
12 February 2003 Agenda
Senior Vice President & Provost John Moseley delivered some remarks
as did Vice President Lorraine Davis, chair of the Comprehensive Campaign
Advisory Committee. The Interim
Report by the Athletic Task Force was presented.
12 March 2003 Agenda
Lorraine Davis, Vice President for Academic Affairs presented a report.
The University Library Committee reported on the serials cancelation project.
The Winter Curriculum report was accepted.
9 April 2003 Agenda
Helen Stoop presented an update on PEGG and PERS. A report was made by P. Gilkey on UO Lobby Day in Salem.
There was a panel discussion on diversity at the UO.
14 May 2003 Agenda
Passed US02/03-4 Request for a Summary Report of
the University's Policies and Procedures in Response to the US Patriot Act, CAPPS II, and Other Similar Legislation.
Amended to require "annual" report.
28 May 2003 Agenda
The UO Senate President discussed the difficulty in obtaining a quorum when a faculty petitioned Assembly occurs
and discusssed athletics. New CoC members were elected and the Wayne Westling Award was given to Professor von Hippel.
Lowell Bowditch (President) W. Andrew Marcus (Vicepresident),
Gwen Steigelman (Secretary)
8 October 2003 Agenda
passed (Addition of University Senate members to Notification List for
notices of intended action regarding OAR). Discussion of budgetary problems
by Academic Vice President Davis and IFS Vice President Gilkey. Discussion
of Autzen Stadium siting and changes to student records policies.
13 November 2003 Agenda
Budge and enrollment update. Discussion of US034-1
(siting of new basketball Arena). Passed.
03 December 2003 Agenda
Report by Present Frohnmayer concerning US03/04-1
(siting of new basketball Arena). Fall curriculum report. Other items of
14 January 2004 Agenda
Joint AAUP/Senate Forum
on Athletics. Report
by Ad Hoc Senate Committee on Student Records.
11 February 2004 Agenda
(COIA) document dealing with reform of athletics was passed. Motion US034-5
to amend OAR 571-020 dealing with student records was passed. President
Frohnmayer announced the arena project was put on indefinite hold and discussed
the implications of the failure of Ballot measure 30. Bill Linden of the
AOF discussed ORP related issues.
10 March 2004 Agenda
Notice of motion was given for US03/04-6
dealing with the Patriot act, US03/04-7
dealing with Credits Required for Fulfillment of UO Group Requirements,
dealing with a policy statement on student records. The Senate then adjourned
and a joint AAUP/UO-Senate
Panel discussion was held on Academic Freedom and the Patriot Act.
14 April 2004 Agenda
(Patriot Act), US03/04-7
(Credits Required for Fulfillment of UO Group Requirements), US03/04-9
dealing with a policy statement on student records were passed by the Senate.
The Senate heard a discussion by Provost Moseley of issues the State Board
of Higher Education is discussing. A presentation was made by Helen Stoop
concerning PERS. Senator Gilkey announced a Senate/AAUP/IFS presentation
on ORP for 28 April. See also Archived
Nominations Page and Election
12 May 2004 Agenda
were passed adding Classified Staff to both the Inter Collegiate Athletic
Committee and to the University Library Committee. Motion
which amendedthe Criteria for Group-Satisfying Courses passed. Motion
which was to enable the University Assembly to Convene with Full Legislative
Authority was postponed until the October 2004 meeting of the UO Senate.
IFS President Gilkey presented an IFS report. The motion to award degrees
passed. The Curriculum report passed. The Task
Force report was presented to the Senate as was a report
by the Senate Budget Committee.
12 January 2005 Agenda
Debated and passed motions US04/05-2
Communications between University Athletics and the University Senate.,
US04/05-3 Revision of Intercollegiate Athletics Committee Charge and
Responsibilities, and US04/05-4
Oregon Transfer Module.
09 February 2005 Agenda
President Frohnmayer commented on the success of the recent gala to kick-off
the public phase of the UO’s Campaign Oregon $600 million fundraising drive.
With $316 million in committed gifts, the UO is past the halfway mark and
on track for successful completion of the campaign. Athletics Director
Bill Moos presented a report. Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and
Diversity Greg Vincent reported that work on the diversity plan is progressing
09 March 2005 Agenda
regarding endorsing the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics Guidelines
on Academic Integrity in Intercollegiate Athletics passed by voice vote.
There was a discussion of the long range Campus development plan. The winter
curriculum report was approved. President Frohmeyer reported on various
13 April 2005 Agenda
(Administration Reports on Proposed Major Capital Construction Projects
to the University Senate). Passed; Motion US04/05-8
(Revisions to the Membership and Reporting Clauses of the Charge to the
Campus Planning Committee). Passed
11 May 2005 Agenda
(Notification of Y grade) passed. The Spring Curriculum report was passed.
Reports on the Ad Hoc Committee on the Student Conduct Code , from the
Non Tenure Track Instructional Faculty Committee, from the Senate Budget
Committee, and from the Diversity Advisory Council were presented.
25 May 2005 Agenda
Report from the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee (IAC), Presentation
of the Wayne Westling Award for University Service and Leadership: to Jim
Earl, Recognition of contributions by Vice President for Administration
Dan Williams, Nomination and election of the Senate Vice President for
2005-06: Jeanne Wagenknecht, finance.
12 October 2005 Agenda
Remarks by L. Davis (Academic Vice President). Discussion of Accreditation
Review. Remarks by the Provost.
09 November 2005 Agenda
Discussion of Westmoreland Housing Sale. Diversity report.
30 November 2005 Agenda
Fall Curriculum Report preliminary
(Close University to facilitate attendance at Assembly meeting) passed.
UO Senate to sponsor public hearing on Defense Funded Research).
Motion dealing with Westmoreland Sale.
11 January 2006 Agenda
State of the University address by Provost Moseley dealt with budgetary
matters and Westmoreland. He noted the Provost's position had been filled
and there were several other searches taking place. There was a report
by Dave Hubin and Joanna Gray on the accreditation process. UGC chair Gilkey
presented a brief report. A report on the Student Conduct Code was presented.
Professor O'Fallon's made a presentation in his capacity as Faculty Athletics
Representative. There was a discussion of US056-4
which deals with the proposed sale of the Westmoreland family housing complex.
The motion passed on a voice vote unanimously.
Remarks by members of the administration. Q & A, including follow-up
on proposed Westmoreland sale. Update on military-funded research forum,
accreditation and faculty governance discussion, and other reports were
01 March 2006 Adenda
Pursuant to US05/06-2
A public hearing was held on Department of Defense funded research on the
UO campus. panelists from different perspectives on the issue to make short
opening remarks prior to opening the floor for discussion. In addition,
Vice President for Research Rich Linton was asked to offer a brief history
and current status of Department of Defense funding at the UO and Peter
Gilkey, president of the UO chapter of AAUP, was asked to comment on the
topic as it relates to academic freedom issue. Members of the panel included
Jim Hutchinson, professor of chemistry and researcher with on of the Oregon
Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) projects, Helen Neville,
professor of psychology and researcher with the Brain, Biology, and Machine
Initiative (BBMI), Brian Bogart, graduate student in Peace Studies, and
Louise Westling, professor of English. Ms. Westling was not in attendance,
so Frank Stahl, professor emeritus of biology and researcher with the American
Cancer Institute, offered to replace Ms, Westling on the panel.
Curriculum report was presented as were various other reports.
12 April 2006 Agenda
Passed (23-7) US0506/8
To amend the Senate Charter to add Section 9.2.8 to formalize emeritus
participation in University Senate meeting, Passed US05/06-8
to amend US00/01-6
the change the FAC membership to include the Senate Vice President. US05/06-6
Concerning Lobbying the Department of Defense for UO Research Funding)
was tabled and US05/06-7
(to send the proposed University of Oregon Student Conduct Code back to
the Conduct Code Committee for further revisions) -- no action taken at
this time. Reports were presented on Grade
Inflation and possible Responses
by the Undergraduate Council and on intercollegiate athletics by the IAC.
10 May 2006 Agenda
report was approved, the motion
to award degrees was approved, an update concerning the work of the UGC
concerning grade inflation was presented, US05/06-9
revising the Student Conduct Code was approved.
24 May 2006 Agenda
President Frohnmayer delivered the State of the University Address. The
committee report was passed. The report of the athletic director (Bill
Moos) was not delivered as Bill was on Jury duty. The majority of the meeting
was devoted to a discussion of US05/06-10
. After a spirited discussion, the motion passed -- 32 Senators voted in
favor and 6 were opposed. The meeting concluded with the discussion of
an additional motion US05/06-11
dealt with the sale of the Westmoreland Apartment complex.
31 May 2006 Agenda
Organizational meeting of the 2006/7 Senate. Presentation of the Westling
11 October 2006 Agenda
Incoming Senate President J. Wagenecht resigned. Jeff Hurwit (F06), Suzanne
Clark (W07), and Andrew Marcus (S07) were elected to serve as Senate Presidents
for 2006/7. US06/07-1
which dealt with the diversity initiative was defeated.
8 November 2006 Agenda
Extend full senate membership to representatives of classified Staff. Withdrawn
pending further action. Motion US06/07-3
to organize voting faculty lists for University Assembly petitioners. Passed
unanimously . Motion US06/07-4
Opposing military action against Iran -- motion not voted on - ruled
not within the pervue of the Senate.
29 November 2006 Agenda
Chancellor Pernsteiner presented a report on some proposed changes to the
retirement plan for faculty members -- he indicated he is withdrawing the
proposal to decouple ORP from PERS but is proceeding with possible changes
to the voluntary 403 plan and will solicit advice from a Faculty advisory
group -- Joe Stone and Larry Singell are the UO members. Jim O'Fallon presented
the annual report concerning the academic situation of student athletes
at the UO. The Fall
curriculum report was passed as amended. Motion US067-5
concerning Affirmative Action was withdrawn. Motion US067-6
to establish a Senate Committee on Academic Excellence was passed. Notice
of motion for US067-7
concerning student evaluations was given and a brief presentation afforded.
10 January 2007 Agenda
President Frohnmayer and Provost Brady gave reports as did Chair of the
Senate Budget Committee Frank. Motion US06/07-7
establish time periods for students to complete on-line course evaluations
passed (it was subsequently repealed at the March meeting) as did Motion
? Revision of Distinguished Service Award CommitteeÕs procedures
for the selection and granting of an honorary degree.
14 February 2007 Agenda
Remarks by President Frohnmayer indicating a favorable legislative climate
for Higher Education. Report from Provost Brady summarizing the first
round of awards from the fund for faculty excellence. Report by the OUS
advisory committee on retirement plan changes. Reports from the Athletics
Director search team, from the IAC, from the IFS, and from the SBC.
14 March 2007 Agenda
(which was a motion dealing with revising earlier legislation US00/01-4
concerning athletic scheduling) passed as did US06/07-13
which dealt with the College NOW program. Motion
US067-7 (previously passed at the 10 January meeting) was repealed.
The curricular report passed and there was a discussion by Karen Sprague
of some initiatives for the east campus.
11 April 2007 Agenda
The Provost gave a lengthy report dealing with the appointment of a new council on academic excellence,
the Annual report
by the department of athletics was presented, Remarks from UO Athletic Director Pat Kilkenny were made, a
report on the IFS meeting was presented by Senator Gilkey
the Senate met in executive session to discuss the Distinguished Service Awards, and
Motion US067-11 was passed dealing with amending the
charter To expand criteria for officers-of-instruction who may serve as University Senate vice president and president.
9 May 2007 Agenda
The meeting was a lengthy one with many issues and documents being presented:
Motion to confer degrees (passed),
US06/07-14 Scheduling restrictions for football games during weekdays and final exams period (defeated),
US06/07-15 Methods and procedures for awarding degrees to persons who were
ordered evacuated to internment camps in 1942 (adopted unanimously)
Spring Curriculum report (adopted without changes),
COC report (adopted without changes),
Annual report of the IAC,
Salary Comparison Data from the SBC,
Report from the Joint Senate-Academic Affairs Committee on Student
Evaluations, Report from the Senate Committee on Academic Excellence (9 May 2007):
Campaign for excellence in teaching
and research (30 November 2006),
Excellence and access:
promoting and safeguarding the mission of the University of Oregon (30 November
Specific goals to improve academic quality
(9 May 2007), and
from Larry Dann concerning the OUS Retirement options.
Suzanne Clark was awarded the Westling Award, Gordon Sayre was confirmed
as Senate President for 2006-2007, Paul van Donkelaar was elected as
Senate Vice President for 2006-2007, the report of the COC was approved.
of the 11 October 2007 UO Senate meeting.
was entered from President Frohnmayer and
were made by Provost Brady concerning residential housing. Remarks
were also made by Provost Brady concerning Diversity. A number of notices of motion were given.
of the 14 November 2007 UO Senate meeting.
The State of the University address was presented by President Frohnmayer and discussed, amongst other matters,
his presentation of the University of Oregon
portfolio to the State
Board. Melinda Grier presented the annual Patriot Act report and Jim O'Fallon presented the annual report from the
Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA. Motion
US07/08-6 regarding the reporting relationship
of the Jordon Schnitzer Museum of Art passed. Motion
US07/08-5 Eligibility of career non-tenure
track faculty to stand for election to the University Senate and/or University Committees passed.
Motion US07/08-7 concerning course evaluations was refereed to committee.
of the 28 November 2007 UO Senate meeting. Motions
Certain University Committees) and
US07/08-8 (Restoring employer contribution level for
Oregon Retirement Plan (ORP) Tier 3 employees) were passed.
The Fall Curriculum Report was adopted.
A Presentation was made by the Provost
concerning the UO Presence in Portland.
was made by Prof. Chalmers from the Senate Budget Subcommittee on arena financing.
of the 09 January 2008 UO Senate meeting.
Passed - this permits the UO Senate to call an assembly meeting with full legislative powers.
Highschool graduation requirements were discussed (IFS Report), Salaries were discussed (SBC report),
The State of the University was presented (President Frohnmayer),
Athletic Director Kilkenny presented a
to the Senate, revisions to the course
evaluations were discusssed, and the SBC subcommittee
report on the Arena project was
Minutes of a Special Senate
meeting 23 January 2008 to discuss the Arena Project.
President Frohnmayer presented several documents
to the Senate. The Senate passed
endorses the SBC subcommittee
report on the Arena project.
The Senate passed
requires a report to the Senate in the Spring or Fall of 2008 on the design for the new arena, and the
proposals for meeting the state standards on environmental sustanability. Resolution
US07/08-13 deals with
parking for the new Arena. Action on this motion was postponed until the
12 March 2008 senate meeting.
dealt with governance issues raised by the Arena project. It was defeated.
deals with revenue sharing with the athletic department. Action was delayed until the 13 February 2008
meeting of the Senate.
of the 13 February 2008 UO Senate meeting.
was passed (add 3 classified staff senators with voting priviledges to the UO Senate),
was passed (obtain clarification from the state Attorney General regarding required majority to pass a
motion in the UO University Assembly, and how the UO University Assembly differs from other state
was passed (Resolution concerning Revenue Sharing with the Athletic Department),
was passed (Amend the material of the Enabling Legislation which deals with calling a meeting of the
was passed (Initiative to protect the rights of faculty authors of scholarly publications). The
following documents were presented:
Letter from President
Frohnmayer to Senate President Sayre dated 19 November 2007 dealing with the Museum of Art, Letter dated 13 February
2008 from President Frohnmayer to Senator Kurt Schrader and Representative Mary Nolan (Salem, Or) dealing
with the Arena Bond Reserve Fund,
Letter dated 13 February
2008 from UO Senate President Gordon Sayre to Senator Kurt Schrader and Representative Mary Nolan
(Salem, Or) dealing with the Arena Bond Reserve Fund,
Report from Peter
Gilkey to UO Senate 13 February 2008. There was a brief presentation by some Students concerning
departmentalizing the ethnic studies program. There was a brief discussion of the ongoing effort
to implement online course evaluations.
of the 12 March 2008 UO Senate meeting. Financial Vice President Frances Dyke presented the
state of the University address -- of particular interest was the request by the City of Eugene
for information about locating the Mackenzie hospital in the land currently occupied by the
Research park -- see
for details. The
Winter Curriculum report was presented and approved.
US07/08-7 which revises the required university-wide
questions on course evaluations was approved as was
US07/08-13 which deals with Parking Issues raised by the
Arena Project. Motion
US07/08-18 regarding the investigation of recent actions in the Office of
International Affairs was withdrawn.
of the 09 April 2008 UO Senate meeting. The provost discussed an initiative for the
next legislative session concerning undergraduate education. Vice President Dyke presented
an update on parking and the arena. There was an update from the on line course evaluation implementation
committee. There was a brief discussion of the salary increase funds being held back by the state and of the
former Japanese American student honoring ceremony.
of the 14 May 2008 UO Senate meeting. A motion to award degrees was passed, the CoC report was approved,
the report of the curriculum committee was approved,
a motion dealing
with course evaluations was approved,
a motion dealing with
copyright statements was approved,
a resolution dealing with
the sequestration of salary pool money was approved, and
a motion dealing with quorum
requirements and the number of student senators in the assembly was approved.
of the 28 May 2008 UO Senate meeting. P. Gilkey was elected as
Senate Vice President. James Reinmuth was presented with the
of the 8 October 2008 UO Senate meeting.
US08/09-1 which deals with vacancies on the Senate was passsed,
Remarks from University President Dave Frohnmayer were given, UO Presidential Search Update was
presented by Chancellor George Pernsteiner, and Remarks from Provost Jim Bean regarding the
Academic Plan were given. Remarks from Senate President Paul van Donkelaar regarding
restructuring internal governance were made, Remarks from ASUO President Sam Dotters-Katz were
given, and a
report from the IFS was
given in written form. Professor Dev Sinha discussed the cost of textbooks. The Senate considered
a motion from the DSA in executive session.
of the 12 November 2008 UO Senate meeting.
US08/09-2 which deals with calling a meeting of the Faculty to deal with faculty
governance was approved. There was a discussion of Conflict of Interest and Conflict of
Commitment policies by Rich Linton, there was an update on the Presidential Search by Chancellor
Pernsteiner, and there was a financial update by Frances Dyke. The Senate Budget Committee
presented an update on Arena financing -- see
of the 14 January 2009 UO Senate meeting.
Report of the Senate Ad hoc committee on Textbooks 14 Jan 2009 was presented
as was a preliminary
Preliminary Report of the COI/COC Senate Ad Hoc Committee 14 Jan 2009. Report from the
University President indicating budgetary problems lying ahead. Update on the academic plan and on
athletic scheduling. Presidential Search update. Discussion of plan for statutory faculty meeting.
of the 11 February 2009 UO Senate meeting.
Chancellor Pernsteiner provided an update on the presidential search process. Frances Dyke provided a Budget
update. Senator Bonine provided an update on the work of the COI committee. There was a report on the campus
planning committee by Carol Daley and Robin Holmes provided an update on the residential campus plan.
Chris Thompson provided a report on MacCourt and
Peter Gilkey gave the IFS report.
of the 11 March 2009 UO Senate meeting.
President Frohnmayer gave an update concerning the actions of the State Board and the budget.
Updates on the library, Academic Plan, and budget were presented by Provost Bean. There was a discussion
of the academic plan. The winter
Curriculum Report was approved.
There was a discussion of the smoke-free campus task force
report. Peter Gilkey
(IFS President) presented a report.
There were reports on Campus Governance (van Donkelaar) and Conflict of Interest (John Bonine).
of the 8 April 2009 UO Senate meeting. A
report was presented by Athletic Director P.
report was presented
by IFS President Gilkey, and reports were given by President Frohnmayer (State of the University), Provost Bean
(Concerning the Budget), and President Designate Richard Lariviere. Motions
(Revision to Conflict of Interest Policy) and
US08/09-6 (Smoke free campus) passed.
There was a discussion of the forthcoming Statuatory Faculty Meeting and of the nominations process for
elected faculty committees and for the senate.
of the 13 May 2009 UO Senate meeting.
US08/09-7 support for tuition equity passed,
US08/09-8 transparency of university
financial transactions passed. The CoC report, the Curriculum report, and the motion to grant degrees passed.
of the 27 May 2009 UO Senate meeting. Nathan Tublitz was elected Vice President by the 2008/9 UO Senate --
there is a bit of technical
fuss in the record which was later
cleared up by Senate President Paul van
Donkelaar. A motion concerning faculty
governance was introduced and discussed by the 2009/10 Senate, amended, and further action postponed
until the October meeting of the UO Senate as
14 October 2009. Agenda
Lariviere, ASUO President Kallaway, Vice President Frances Dyke, Senior Vice Provost Russ Tomlin, AAUP President Bybee,
SBC Chair Duy, Governance Committee Chair van Donkelaar, Environmental Issues Chair Faarley made reports. Recommendations
by the Senate Nominating Committee (Chair Anne Laskaya) were received.
US090-1 To create a Senate Committee on Faculty
Governance. This continued a discussion from the 27 May 2009 meeting. The motion was tabled.
US090-2 Voting rights for Senate
Vice President. Passed
11 November 2009. Agenda
The SNC (Chair Anne Laskaya), Art Farley (Chair EIC), Steve Mital (Director UO Office Sustainability), Jim O'Fallon (FAR),
F. Dyke, Paul Van Donkelaar presented oral testimony. Written testimony was received from Russ Tomlin and Melinda Grier.
US090-3 passed (create a Senate Ad Hoc Committee on
Public Access), US090-4 (eligibility for Senate Vice
Presidency) was tabled, US090-5 elections for
senate vice presidency was amended and passed.
Memo of 17 November 2009 to UO
President Lariviere concerning Senate Actions taken in October and November 2009.
02 December 2009. Agenda
Received reports by Richard Lariviere and Robin Holmes. Passed the curriculum report.
and US09/10-10 asking
the Senate President to appoint 2 committees.