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Senate Mtg - Mar 10, 2021 - Shared screen with speaker view
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
12:32
https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0IJLW9Helc2auRE
Becky Girvan (she/her)
13:15
Ell - student senators too, right?
Jen Reynolds
13:55
If we are already doing this training, do we need to sign up for the senate version (or would it be better to do the senate version)?
Nico Larco
15:10
Is it possible to join another one of those groups? (The schedule of the UO Senate sessions conflict with my teaching schedule)
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
15:57
https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0IJLW9Helc2auRE
Edward Davis (he, him, his)
17:07
We appreciate your activism. It is an inspiration to us all!
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
27:15
Please type questions for Provost Phillips here or raise your hand if you’d like the floor.
Ron Bramhall
35:44
While you are looking at the curriculum report, I want to extend my thanks to all the faculty and staff who serve on all the committees to process all of these curriculum changes. You all do an amazing amount of careful work.
Renee Irvin
36:00
^^^
Patrick Phillips
36:12
This new report from the National Academy of Sciences on Impact of COVID-19 on the Careers of Women in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine might be of interest to the senate: https://www.nap.edu/read/26061/chapter/1
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
36:25
yes
Jen Reynolds
36:26
Yes on approving report
Don Daniels
36:27
yes
Kristy (she,her,hers) Bryant-Berg
36:27
yes
Kelly Sutherland (she, her)
36:27
yes
Matthew Norton
36:28
I vote to approve
Jay Silveira (he/him/his)
36:28
Yes
Craig Kauffman (he/him)
36:28
Yes
Spike Gildea (he him his)
36:28
Yes to approve winter 21 curriculum report
Zhuo Jing-Schmidt
36:28
yes
Nico Larco
36:28
yes
Renee Irvin
36:28
yes
Robin Clement
36:29
yes
Annika Mayne (she/her)
36:29
yes
Edward Davis (he, him, his)
36:29
Yes
Frances White (she/her)
36:30
yes
Jay Butler-Black Lives Matter
36:30
Yes
Irisa Mehta
36:30
yes
Becky Girvan (she/her)
36:30
yes
Bill Harbaugh
36:31
yes
leslie mclees (she/her)
36:31
yes
Jessica Cronce (she/her)
36:31
Yes
Tina Ching
36:31
yes
Beth Harn
36:31
yes
Suzie Stadelman (she/her)
36:32
Yes.
Randy Sullivan
36:33
Yes!
Gabriele Hayden
36:33
yes
Anne "Michelle" Wood
36:33
yes, winter curriculum report
Jenna Travers (she/her)
36:33
Yes
Alejandro Vallega
36:33
yes
Ella Meloy (she/her)
36:33
yes
Colin Koopman
36:34
yes
Tom Greenbowe
36:35
Yes to approve the UOCC report
Samantha Hopkins (she, hers)
36:35
Yes to approve the Curriculum report
Allen Malony
36:44
Yes.
N Phillips
36:45
Yes to approval of curriculum report.
Anne "Michelle" Wood
36:47
Thank you Francis and friends!
Stephanie Majewski (she/her)
37:23
Yes
Nico Larco
39:38
Also create issues with National Academy of Sciences funding.
Jay Butler-Black Lives Matter
42:21
Will we be voting on the candidates today?
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
43:00
Not voting today…there will be an online poll then the Senate Exec will look at the results and write a letter, which will be put to the Senate for a vote.
Jay Butler-Black Lives Matter
43:14
Great, thanks
Bill Harbaugh
46:46
Students who get into Harvard are not asking if it’s worth $80K.
Edward Davis (he, him, his)
47:28
C'mon, Bill. I think he's making an important point here.
Bill Harbaugh
47:41
Apologies.
Bill Harbaugh
48:46
Stupid of me.
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
55:21
https://senate.uoregon.edu/faculty-board-member-endorsement-process
Edward Davis (he, him, his)
01:18:42
https://inclusion.uoregon.edu/lace
Gabriele Hayden
01:20:42
Thanks for bringing up the issue of cluster hires and making UO a place worth staying at. After the hiring freeze there will likely be a large number of openings at UO. If we could get support from the Provost this would be a critical moment to consider this across a number of units within UO, not only TT faculty hiring but at the library and some kinds of staff positions.
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
01:23:16
Thanks, Ed
leslie mclees (she/her)
01:23:24
sorry, i was talking to my kids while helping with a video homework assignment while listening to you talk edward!
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
01:25:19
Thanks, Spike
Edward Davis (he, him, his)
01:26:04
I feel like breakout rooms never work the way I want them to.
Anne "Michelle" Wood
01:26:12
Somewhat to Ed’s point, which I think was that power gets redistributed by those without and those with taking action. I do not believe there were any women in the house in 1919, maybe one or two in the senate…when the 19th amendment passed. Maybe we can agree that the women got the men to give up some power!
Edward Davis (he, him, his)
01:26:36
I agree, Michelle!
Jen Reynolds
01:26:53
This is classic zoom! :)
Gina Biancarosa
01:26:57
LOL
Kristy (she,her,hers) Bryant-Berg
01:48:13
-What was one highlight sparked by your group discussion? This could be an insight shared during breakout work or an emerging thought that you have not had the chance to share yet. (Aim for a single-sentence sound bite, so we can hear from many folks and remember that these posts are recorded.)
Jay Butler-Black Lives Matter
01:48:25
That students should have the opportunity to take a workshop like this, or a course.
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
01:48:37
Higher ed isn’t inherently racist, but rather the interaction between our system and the historical context in which is exists.
Renee Irvin
01:48:45
We liked the hopeful pivot to Freedom Dreaming
Spike Gildea (he him his)
01:48:55
We need a culture where students feel safe pointing out hidden racism in their classes, to their professors. And where professors feel safe being made uncomfortable in that way, so they can grow, too.
Gina Biancarosa
01:48:57
We discussed the need for space to be made IN Senate meetings for this work, whereas adding additional meetings is not conducive for full participation (especially right now). none of us had time/awareness to be prepared for today's discussion.
Stephanie Prentiss BLM Local 085 President
01:48:58
The message that reform does NOT work
Edward Davis (he, him, his)
01:49:01
It is important to properly compensate BIPOC faculty for their extra service if we ask them to participate in anti-racism work.
Tom Greenbowe
01:49:02
Faculty need time to attend seminars and to do readings - schedule some sessions last 25 minutes of Senate Meeting.
Zhuo Jing-Schmidt
01:49:18
We discussed the challenges ahead in making real changes
Stephanie Majewski (she/her)
01:49:19
How can we turn inspiration into concrete actions to improve inclusion in different corners of campus?
Kristy (she,her,hers) Bryant-Berg
01:49:30
I would like to be able to be kind to my students and have this be understood as strength not weakness.
Matthew Norton
01:50:00
Black joy is a crucial concept to incorporate into social justice oriented teaching to prevent it from becoming disempowering.
Tom Greenbowe
01:50:08
Some disciplines have rigid content curriculum.
Allen Malony
01:50:20
What is the influence of individual history with respect to understanding implicit racial bias and how it might be incorporated or not in the discussion and response.
Nico Larco
01:50:59
There are a range of reactions to this topic - with vast differences between different departments (some more resistant than others — was surprised by this).
Becky Girvan (she/her)
01:51:04
We discussed the context in which women were granted the right to vote, and the important role that intersectionality plays in this work
Gabriele Hayden
01:51:05
How historical factors including single family zoning perpetuates school segregation today; how it’s easier to get into a top ranked high school from out of the area if you’re white.
Jay Butler-Black Lives Matter
01:51:45
Abolitionist teaching eliminates what’s oppressive, not reform it, not reimagine it, but remove it from it’s roots.
Colin Koopman
01:51:57
Some of us would love to see UO devote more resources to this kind of work at the institutional level -- these trainings are so important that they really deserve to be funded, for example by way of faculty course releases to actually spend a solid quarter (and not on occasional Wed/Fri) focusing on them. Echoing the call for "need for time".
Alejandro Vallega
01:52:25
Antiracism will only work if considered together with gender and class issues. That is through intersectionality.
Autumn Shafer
01:52:54
We had an idea come up that would allow space for groups of professors to come together and reimagine what an existing course could look like if it was completely rebuilt with an abolitionist perspective. That this work may be best done collaboratively.
Spike Gildea (he him his)
01:53:19
We need to be co-conspirators, to take risks, in order to make change happen. It is our job, for all of us — we need to work with our colleagues of color, but not make it their job.
Kelly Sutherland (she, her)
01:54:10
Time to do the work is of huge importance, especially this year.
Alejandro Vallega
01:54:15
A fundamental task is learning to listen.
Spike Gildea (he him his)
01:54:39
We need time to talk and process these ideas in smaller groups, not limit it to solo intellectual work — this is a social problem!
Aaron Gullickson
01:54:53
The “self-help” turn that many of these conversations take tends to direct us toward individualism and avoids dealing with structural institutional problems
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
01:56:09
“Scholar’s Stoop” love it
Kristy (she,her,hers) Bryant-Berg
02:02:02
Briefly describe highlights of what you just imagined, especially any notable differences from your current classroom or workspace. (Aim for a single-sentence sound bite, so we can hear from many folks and remember that these posts are recorded.)
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
02:02:15
My students are so much more engaged in solving real-world problems with their research.
Spike Gildea (he him his)
02:02:18
A small group, everyone leaning in, interacting, sharing how the material interacts with their own life experiences
Edward Davis (he, him, his)
02:02:40
I dream of a classroom where every student has a voice, and their voices are all valued.
Gina Biancarosa
02:02:42
Windows in all doors.
Stephanie Prentiss BLM Local 085 President
02:03:12
Sun streaming in and the warmth from it
Renee Irvin
02:03:14
students of all ages and races
Elliot Berkman (he, him, Ell)
02:03:18
So much more breadth and creativity in the content we’re discussing.
Kristy (she,her,hers) Bryant-Berg
02:03:22
My imagined students would be more able to share their authentic selves with each other, the kind of private details that they only write and never speak in class.
leslie mclees (she/her)
02:03:23
students and myself being open to different perspectives, making our discussions far more diverse and relevant
Matthew Norton
02:03:27
No student debt incurred.
Jen Reynolds
02:03:31
Students all motivated to learn and faculty who want to chat about (and seem genuinely interested in) everyone’s work
Anne "Michelle" Wood
02:03:36
More conversation and shared ideas, also seemed to be a team-teaching, team-learning environment
Stephanie Prentiss BLM Local 085 President
02:03:38
FREE student debt non existent
Jay Butler-Black Lives Matter
02:03:47
That racial, economic obstacles would no longer weigh students down and they all would be entering that class with optimism, instead of apprehension.
Allen Malony
02:04:21
Time available to provided all students with needed help to succeed, unencumbered by other constraints and supported financially to do more creative learning.
Allen Malony
02:04:47
.. provide ..
Edward Davis (he, him, his)
02:08:56
Thanks to Senate leadership for doing this work!
Jen Reynolds
02:09:52
Thanks all!