4/10/2012 Update: The deadline is extended until 4/24.
There’s a list of current nominations here. Many committees do not have enough names.
4/10/2012 Update: The deadline to complete this form is today.
4/5/2012: This will be an important year for shared governance. The call for faculty/OA/staff participation is out:
To: University Community
From: Committee on Committees
Re: 2012 Appointed and Elected Committee Service Preference Form
Dear University Community,
This is your friendly reminder to please sign up for committee service. To indicate your preferences for 2012-2013 committee service, please complete the “2012 Committee Service Preference Form” located at http://committees.uoregon.edu/ and on the Senate homepage at http://senate.uoregon.edu/ by Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the latest.
In this particularly important year, please help us to address the most crucial issues that we face. We urge you to participate in shared governance by signing up to serve on a university committee. Your time, effort and dedication are greatly valued.
Please be sure to submit your online form by Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
Typically it is difficult to get busy faculty to sign up for these committees. I am thinking that the Lariviere firing, unionization, and the current administration’s efforts to redefine shared governance to diminish the faculty role may motivate more people to get involved this year. The form is a simple survey that takes minutes to complete. Some committees are appointed, some elected. If you want to run for a Senate seat that is an option too. Talk your friends into signing up too, committees are always more fun if you go out for martinis afterwards, or bring a thermos.