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Senate - Nov 2020 - Shared screen with speaker view
Bill Harbaugh
17:42
If you’re interested, material on the HECCs upcoming funding subcommittee meeting and other meetings is here: https://www.oregon.gov/highered/about/Pages/current-materials.aspx
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
17:55
Thanks, Bill!
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
19:47
It’s worth checking out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxROItykxGg&feature=youtu.be
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
20:05
Highlighting many of our outstanding faculty members
Dan Tichenor
29:47
Thank you for this service, Bill.
Hans Dreyer
30:08
Agree, thank you, Bill
Stephanie Prentiss Black Lives Matter SEIU Pres. Local 085
31:23
I had a question in regards to total enrollment
Stephanie Prentiss Black Lives Matter SEIU Pres. Local 085
35:01
thank you Bill!
Joshua Razink
35:21
Thanks Bill
Bill Harbaugh
42:14
Data from the County on UO Greek Life outbreaks is here: https://public.tableau.com/profile/lane.county#!/vizhome/LaneCountyCOVID-19WeeklySurveillanceReport/CasesbyOutbreak
Bill Harbaugh
56:43
Thanks for asking that Autumn
Kristy (she,her,hers) Bryant-Berg
57:27
How long is it running for students to get their test results, and how long are students having to wait in order to get tested?
Stephanie Prentiss Black Lives Matter SEIU Pres. Local 085
58:48
Can you "test out" of a positive test? and how many/often are there false positive
Mike Schill
01:00:02
Autumn, Student Life sponsored a meeting last week with all fraternity and sorority presidents. I participated in that meeting. My take is that the presidents wanted to do the right thing and wanted to act cooperatively with student life to educate their members about the need to behave responsibly. We discussed conduct issues and talked about the fine line between getting the students to cooperate with contact tracing and being afraid of punishment. Mike
Kelly Sutherland (she, her)
01:00:24
Awesome to see the uptick in testing!
Jay Butler-Black Lives Matter
01:00:37
Thanks for adding that, Mike!
Autumn Shafer
01:02:13
Thanks for the response, President Schill. I think this is a topic that comes up frequently in my discussions with other faculty.
Kris Winter
01:03:19
I am happy to take any follow-up questions re: FSL interventions. My office has oversight for the FSL community. Please know student leaders in FSL are also concerned about the spread and are working proactively with us to help slow it. My email is: winterk@uoregon.edu
Patrick Phillips
01:04:26
Stephanie, the false positive rate on the PCR test is very, very low. False negatives are based on actual viral load, but it is a very sensitive test. Error rates on the rapid tests are high. Something like 30%, so we made a decision early on to focus on the higher quality test.
Stephanie Prentiss Black Lives Matter SEIU Pres. Local 085
01:05:00
Thank you Provost Phillips.
Patrick Phillips
01:05:36
Those interested in wonking out on the evolving testing situation might be interested in this article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/02/health/coronavirus-testing-quidel-sofia.html
Zhuo Jing-Schmidt
01:07:06
thanks for the info!
N Phillips
01:12:32
Question: Suggestions on encouraging students to get to know each other in my class? (It is math: none of the class discussions one finds in other classes.)
Gabriele Hayden
01:13:11
Thank you so much Shelley! Yes, particularly advice on this question of breakout rooms and getting to know each other.
Kelly Sutherland (she, her)
01:15:22
Thanks, Shelly. I'm curious about how undergraduate and graduate students might be having different experiences/levels of support. I've been concerned about graduate students falling between the cracks in terms of mental health support. Can you comment on this at all?
Janet Woodruff-Borden
01:15:58
TEP has posted a number of resources for student engagement in remote classes that could be helpful. One example: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/keepteaching/building-community/
Anne "Michelle" Wood
01:16:10
I have used a variety of discussion boards with a little bit of XC to help people relax or engage. In the beginning of this term, withth 60 students/ >33% freshmen, I had a discussion board where they were all required to enter something either they wanted to know about how to succeed at UO if they were new, or what they wish someone has told them when they started. There are several hundred posts there now, and they still use it.. I think several study partners go t created from their interactions..
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
01:16:16
Thanks, Janet, I was just looking for that link
Anne "Michelle" Wood
01:16:40
Last spring, as people were burning out at the end of term, they got some XC for posting their ‘favorite’ relaxing ocean video…(we got some great things)
Anne "Michelle" Wood
01:17:05
Maybe they could post their favorite math story, or math joke or famous mathematician
Anne "Michelle" Wood
01:17:21
(This doesn’t have to happen at 8AM!)
Sam Norgaard-Stroich
01:17:30
one thing that has worked for us at the op is to have students identify what dorm they live in so they can connect outside class
Becky Girvan
01:17:30
Thanks Shelly!
Anne "Michelle" Wood
01:20:42
Oh..sorry for the long post, but to get whatever kind of credit (regular or XC) they have to reply to someone as well. Seemed to create a little community, anyway.
Gabriele Hayden
01:22:47
On the topic of textbook affordability, the library’s Open Educational Resources (OER) librarian, Rayne Vieger, raynev@uoregon.edu, can help faculty adopt free or low-cost textbooks. She can also connect faculty to a program to learn more about OER in your field and earn a small honorarium this term (more at https://openoregon.org/fall-virtual-oer-review-workshops/)
Ron Bramhall
01:23:58
We also have a Textbook Affordability Task Force co-chaired by Senator Robin Clement and Rayne Vieger that began meeting this term.
Akhila Nekkanti
01:24:20
Thank you, Isaiah
Joshua Razink
01:24:33
Thanks Isaiah!
Jessica Cronce (she/her)
01:24:34
Thanks, Isaiah!
Gabriele Hayden
01:24:40
Thanks Isaiah!
Irisa Mehta
01:24:49
Thank you Isaiah!
Stephanie Prentiss Black Lives Matter SEIU Pres. Local 085
01:30:21
Thank you Isaiah
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
01:32:19
Kris and Shelly had to step off, unfortunately. We can gather any questions for them and get answers offline
Jay Butler-Black Lives Matter
01:38:11
That’s a great point. Hopefully remote advising will be an additional tool students can use post-covid.
Akhila Nekkanti
01:41:52
Sorry if I missed this, Doneka. Is this data from both undergrads and grad students?
Jay Butler-Black Lives Matter
01:42:59
Thank you Doneka!
Joshua Razink
01:43:10
Thanks Doneka
Robin Clement
01:43:28
Thanks Doneka!
Bill Harbaugh
01:43:43
Thanks Doneka, good to hear about the introverts!
Anne "Michelle" Wood
01:43:55
Thanks, Doneka!
Stephanie Prentiss Black Lives Matter SEIU Pres. Local 085
01:43:57
thank you Doneka
Renee Irvin
01:44:19
looking forward to seeing the student success survey data on graduate students
Hans Bernard (he/him/his)
01:52:18
If you have that temperature information written somewhere it would be very helpful for me to have. Feel free to pass along to Elliot or send to me directly at hbernard@uoregon.edu
Kristy (she,her,hers) Bryant-Berg
01:52:28
Safety is also problematic in these buildings in other ways too. For example, many rooms only have one door and immovable desks and chairs, which impede the recommendations of getting out or hiding out (with barricades) in the event of an active shooter situation.
Hal Sadofsky
01:53:20
Hi Chris: Design will happen if/when the project gets funded. There will be participation from building occupants led by whatever architecture team is selected.
Jay Butler-Black Lives Matter
01:53:39
Thanks Hal
Hal Sadofsky
01:55:11
Elliott and everyone: I want to stress that this is a student success issue too, and that 8 of the 10 most hated classrooms on campus are currently in this building!
Hal Sadofsky
01:55:26
(This building meaning University Hall).
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
01:56:31
yes, and that was a good point that I think was made in the request document too
Kelly Sutherland (she, her)
01:59:03
Is there a definition for cultural competency or is that also up for discussion?
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
01:59:56
The proposed definition of cultural agility is: ““The integration and transformation of knowledge about individuals and groups of people intopolicies, practices, individual behaviors and attitudes to enhance university climate, facilitateequity in teaching, research, engagement and service to our state, professions, society and theworld at large. Cultural agility focuses on an understanding of cultures, languages, classes, races,ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexuality, abilities and other diversity factors, systems of powerand difference among groups, and an ethic of care that values the worth of individuals, familiesand communities, while protecting as well as preserving the dignity of each person.”
Melanie Muenzer
02:00:24
We would like feedback on the proposed definition.
Ron Bramhall
02:01:02
All students take one course focused on Difference, Inequality and Agency, and one focused on Global Perspectives. You can find the criteria for those here: https://registrar.uoregon.edu/current-students/group-satisfying-and-multicultural-courses#global-perspectives
Jen Reynolds
02:02:50
I like the definition, though the word “understanding” may not be exactly the right word. “Appreciation”? “Recognition”?
Betina Lynn
02:03:42
Breakout question 1:What input do you have about the proposed definition of cultural agility and proposed institutional goals?
Stephanie Prentiss Black Lives Matter SEIU Pres. Local 085
02:03:46
Agreed Elliot, applying the definition
Kristy (she,her,hers) Bryant-Berg
02:03:59
I appreciate that "dignity" and "worth" are mentioned, but "safety" and "rights" are also worth including.
Betina Lynn
02:04:11
Breakout question 2:What recommendations do you have for assessing the efficacy of your unit’s work on cultural agility?What assessment tools do you recommend for your particular unit, and more broadly, for our campus?What role, if any, should unit-level diversity committees and/or a campus climate survey play in our ongoing cultural agility assessment processes?
Akhila Nekkanti
02:04:12
I'd also like to point out that we may never be able to "understand" another culture, but those people still deserve our respect
Stephanie Prentiss Black Lives Matter SEIU Pres. Local 085
02:04:14
Yes Kristy
Betina Lynn
02:04:29
Breakout question 3:
Betina Lynn
02:04:31
What additional information do you wish to provide?
Jay Butler-Black Lives Matter
02:04:42
I like “recognition”, but also think “appreciation” is good
Ella Meloy (she/her)
02:04:48
Going off someone else’s comment about student discussions: ASUO student senate has also been discussing how to add talks about cultural agility, more specifically anti-racist training, combating transphobia, homphobia, etc, training during orientation alongside get explicit
Jessica Cronce (she/her)
02:05:32
I agree with Akhila and Kristy.
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
02:05:40
thank you, Ella, that’s great. Good to know about parallel efforts on campus. We should coordinate.
Raul Patel
02:06:08
I think that the classification for Global Perspectives courses should be narrowed. I know this may hurt my own prospectives but I got my credit from an AP Human Geography course from my freshman year so there may be an argument for narrowing the qualifications for what classes could give that credit if it has to do with cultural agility
Raul Patel
02:06:38
*to clarify my freshman year of high school
Gina Biancarosa
02:11:01
Thanks Ell
Hans Dreyer
02:11:03
Thank you all
Robin Clement
02:11:10
Thanks
Kristy (she,her,hers) Bryant-Berg
02:11:19
Thanks
Jessica Cronce (she/her)
02:11:19
Thanks