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University Senate Mtg - Shared screen with speaker view
Sandy Weintraub
10:35
I’ll look up the specific number for you
Edward Davis (he, him, his)
10:43
Thanks, Sandy!
Sandy Weintraub
10:47
Its in the high 20s,
Gabriele Hayden (she/her)
14:48
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Gina Biancarosa
15:20
Thanks, Sandy!
Sandy Weintraub
15:30
Thank you Gina
Sandy Weintraub
17:24
Responding to an earlier question our current Senate quorum is 26
Sandy Weintraub
17:35
That will raise as seats are filled
Edward Davis (he, him, his)
18:05
Thanks Sandy. I appreciate what you're doing as parliamentarian.
Sandy Weintraub
18:17
Thank you Edward
Dan Tichenor
23:23
Approve
Gina Biancarosa
23:27
Yes
Bill Harbaugh
23:28
Aye
Matthew Norton
23:28
Yes
Maxwell Ely (they/he)
23:28
Yes
Gabriele Hayden (she/her)
23:29
yes
Anna Schmidt-MacKenzie
23:29
yes
Stephanie Prentiss SEIU Pres. 085 Higher Ed. BOD
23:29
yes
Kristy (she,her,hers) Bryant-Berg
23:29
yes
Jay Butler-Black Lives Matter
23:30
Yes
Edward Davis (he, him, his)
23:30
Yes.
Kavi Shrestha
23:30
Aye
Jenna Travers (she/her)
23:30
yes
Elly Vandegrift
23:30
yes
Brad Garner (he/him)
23:31
yes
Don Daniels
23:31
yes
Kelly Sutherland (she, her)
23:31
yes
Jack Boss
23:31
yes
Stephen Rust (he/him)
23:32
Yes
Hans Dreyer
23:32
yes
Renee Irvin
23:33
yes
Becky Girvan
23:33
yes
Autumn Shafer
23:33
Yes
Nico Larco
23:35
yes
Robin Clement
23:35
yes
Dare Baldwin
23:35
yes
Kenlei [KEN-lee] Cowell
23:36
Abstain
Craig Kauffman
23:37
Yes
Allen Malony
23:39
Yes
Maram Epstein
23:45
abstain
N. Christopher Phillips
23:45
Yes on approval of minutes.
Ben Clarke
23:50
Yes
Harinder
23:53
abstain
Anne "Michelle" Wood (she/hers)
24:00
Yes on minutes
Spike Gildea
24:23
Nice Shirt!!
Renee Irvin
24:24
love the tie dye
Bill Harbaugh
34:24
Remarkable that we were able to recruit so many good students without a football season!
Stephanie Prentiss SEIU Pres. 085 Higher Ed. BOD
36:00
Looking for the opportunity of translation for all communications from the university
Bill Harbaugh
39:07
Q for Mike about the new Disc policy at https://policies.uoregon.edu/sites/policies1.uoregon.edu/files/Prohibited%20Discrimination%20Policy%20Concept%20Form%20Final.pdf
Renee Irvin
39:23
Could we find out how graduate enrollment looks like this fall?
Sandy Weintraub
40:44
Renee, I can speak for the law school specifically, our enrollment is exceptional, highest in nearly a decade in our JD and LLM programs
Elly Vandegrift
41:34
Are there any updates on international student enrollment too?
Kenlei [KEN-lee] Cowell
45:51
Agreed with Sen. Prentiss - translation services benefit diversity for our students and the many staff that support them.
Bill Harbaugh
48:44
Here’s the UO Policy on exec admin searches, which lays out rules and Senate participation etc: https://senate.uoregon.edu/sites/senate1.uoregon.edu/files/2020-09/NEW-POLICY-Academic-Administrator-Positions-Search-Procedures_04.03.2020-FINAL.pdf
Nico Larco
51:08
We are now the College of Design
Nico Larco
51:15
(Not the School of Design)
Nico Larco
51:19
No worries!
Kristy (she,her,hers) Bryant-Berg
01:02:25
What was FAC?
Betina Lynn
01:02:37
Faculty Advisory Council
Gina Biancarosa
01:04:26
It seems like any changes made by the COC needs to be communicated to the Rules Committee to avoid creation of new anachronisms in the bylaws.
Sandy Weintraub
01:04:44
Gina,
Sandy Weintraub
01:04:58
I agree, the goal is to make these changes through motions
Sandy Weintraub
01:05:03
Which will be reviewed by the rules committee
Sandy Weintraub
01:05:09
Before being brought to the full senate
Gina Biancarosa
01:05:33
Ah, got it. Thanks!
Dan Tichenor
01:06:04
Thanks, Bill. Agreed.
Sam Schwartz
01:06:15
Hi, I'm a GE & PhD student in my 3rd year here at Oregon and in my 5th year of graduate school overall (did a MS before coming to UO).The Senate recruits representation from faculty, non-faculty staff, and some members of ASUO. Nevertheless, I don't see any graduate student/employee representation.The Senate also works in shared governance with the university administration to design and implement all sorts of policies.In our dual roles as students and as instructors of record/researchers/teaching assistants and so forth, these polices certainly impact us GEs and grad students. Yet there is little to no representation of GEs/grads here, which makes the whole concept of "shared governance" ring a bit hollow to me.
Sam Schwartz
01:06:32
As I wrote in a letter to the editor of my hometown newspaper last year (the Salt Lake Tribune), it would be wonderful if there was more (any) graduate representation in academic senates (which would likely have a happy side effect of increasing diversity in this body).https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/letters/2020/08/31/letter-make-universities/Thank you for your consideration as bylaw and committee cleanup occurs. I hope there might be a few seats in this body explicitly reserved for graduate students/employees soon.
Sandy Weintraub
01:06:59
Sam, thanks for your input, we’ll make sure you comment is shared with Senate leadership
Sandy Weintraub
01:07:05
And considered in the upcoming process
Stephen Rust (he/him)
01:07:39
Sam, you may also want to send your message to the GTFF if you haven't already. Thanks for brining this up.
Ron Bramhall
01:11:38
http://oer.uoregon.edu
Jenna Travers (she/her)
01:12:22
There’s also an open seat for graduate students on ASUO Senate if you or anyone you know is interested in representing students there in addition to UO senate
Stephanie Prentiss SEIU Pres. 085 Higher Ed. BOD
01:16:58
Agreed Sen. Butler, I speak with students and their families daily and they ask each time about the cost of materials
Sam Schwartz
01:17:17
@Sandy, Stephen, Jenna, and all the wonderful folks who have sent me direct messages: Thanks for your comments! I'll keep that feedback in mind. I'm typing as fast as I can to reply to everyone that direct messaged me.
Gina Biancarosa
01:20:11
April is for fall. November or earlier is for winter. Etc.
Rayne Vieger (she/her)
01:22:43
Senator Phillips let me know the plan link was not working - it should work now - https://uoregon-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/raynev_uoregon_edu/EQLcrdtlua9Jj5D5dDo2T4EBxz0QkqbJCXaNAZ9V2LHr6w?e=eOFKrZ
Kenlei [KEN-lee] Cowell
01:23:53
Hear, here Sen. Epstein!
Gina Biancarosa
01:23:56
That's a great point, Maram. It extends well beyond literature. The reporting through the Duck Store will make courses look more expensive than they necessarily would be. Students can even rent textbooks these days
Stephen Rust (he/him)
01:24:56
Thank you Rayne, Ron, and all involved in this important work to save students money. Every $ counts!
Rayne Vieger (she/her)
01:25:09
Thank you Robin - a good reminder that the Duck store is non-profit
Jack Boss
01:25:13
I need to leave early to teach a class (4:30). Thank you all,
Kenlei [KEN-lee] Cowell
01:25:57
I want to encourage the team putting this together to talk with the OA Business Managers of each department and the Classified Staff who manage textbook adoption for their ideas around how to have accountability for faculty.
Kenlei [KEN-lee] Cowell
01:26:10
Exciting ideas though!
Ron Bramhall
01:26:36
Thanks Kenlei - that’s a great suggestion and we will do that.
Rayne Vieger (she/her)
01:28:12
If I can respond to Sen. Phillips, there are *many* high quality open and free textbooks, and that is just one option to lower costs. I encourage anyone interested to reach out to me or their librarian for support in finding options. That said, this immediate house bill is more about cost transparency and just being up front about that to students.
N. Christopher Phillips
01:30:44
In reply: The supposed high quality open access calculus book suggested to us by the department turned out not to be actually high quality.
Kate Thornhill (UO Libraries)
01:34:12
I think this is the Hoffman book. https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=33037
Dan Tichenor
01:35:21
I also recommend Virginia Valian’s Why So Slow? It is a little dated, but still valuable for this discussion.
Nico Larco
01:40:20
Very well stated/described. Thanks Yvette.
Laurel Bastian (she/her)
01:40:20
Yes to the courage to act--thank you for the analysis and for the call to action, Dr. Alex-Assensoh!
Robin Clement
01:40:23
Thanks !!
Gabriele Hayden (she/her)
01:44:48
Thank you VP Alex-Assenoh for the prompt to action. I remember reading a scholarly book covering these exact same issues in graduate school over ten years ago. We know the problem. I appreciate the commitment to making real change happen.
Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh
01:45:16
Please call me Yvette. That is fine.
Jay Butler-Black Lives Matter
01:45:58
And voluntarily for Classified staff and OA’s
Kristy (she,her,hers) Bryant-Berg
01:47:11
I would like to see greater attention to valuing university service for Career Faculty. The 10% service requirements are often assigned and defined as department service only, and counting of service beyond the department is inconsistent and even disputed.
Kate Thornhill (UO Libraries)
01:48:05
Same!
Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh
01:48:13
Very good point, Elly.
Gabriele Hayden (she/her)
01:48:17
Great point Elly
Gina Biancarosa
01:48:37
I've seen career faculty told that only PROGRAM service counted, not even department service. Anything beyond the program was seen as distracting from their work.
Stephen Rust (he/him)
01:50:00
I've had this experience Gina, and seen it change from chair to chair. Thanks for pointing it out.
Bill Harbaugh
01:56:36
I agree w/ Ed about the transparency part. Good way to reduce free-riding w/out resorting to general rules that don’t work for every diff department etc.
Harinder
01:56:51
Shared governance is not possible without the kind of service we are talking about…
Robin Clement
01:57:17
Agreed
Jennifer Smith
01:57:54
I’ve heard of employees who are on UO committees being given a hard time - supervisors resistant to allowing employees to fulfill service commitments on campus.
Jennifer Smith
01:58:17
*classified employees
Jessica Cronce (she/her)
01:58:19
Thanks, Senator Davis, for your comments. Your comments also underscore the importance of President Gildea's point that we need to measure/track *amount* of service and *quality* of service.
Edward Davis (he, him, his)
01:59:17
Quality is essential, because I see full profs purposefully doing bad service. Ugh.
Gina Biancarosa
01:59:26
So true, Edward!
Robin Clement
01:59:33
Good point, Edward
Elly Vandegrift
01:59:33
^^ @Edward
Renee Irvin
02:00:11
Would be nice to see a study of length to full professor measured against service load
Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh
02:00:19
Thank you, President Spike and my Senate colleagues for the opportunity to engage and learn.
Anthony Hornof
02:00:20
@Phillips. With all due respect there is always hidden service, such as for faculty who, for one reason or another, are willing and able to provide useful but unofficial and unrecorded mentoring of junior faculty.
Gina Biancarosa
02:00:33
Very true, Anthony!
Jessica Cronce (she/her)
02:00:37
^^^^^
Edward Davis (he, him, his)
02:00:41
+1 Antthony!