UO Senate to meet 3-5PM Wed at Ford Alumni Center

UO Senate Onboarding-Orientation Retreat October 2, 2019 3:00 to 5:00 PM Ford Alumni Center


  • Welcome new and returning UO Senators.
  • Discuss leadership in shared governance and the roles and function of university senate service.
  • Gain familiarity with the UO Senate Constitution, By-Laws, and Robert’s Rules of Order—preparing for effective meetings, governance, communication, etc.
  • Identify key topics for discussion at future Senate meetings based on identified short and long-term goals.
  • Meet UO Administrators – Shop Talk and Q&A


2:45 p.m. Check-In, Light Refreshments, & Mingling

Tea, coffee, other

3:00 p.m. Welcome & Overview

Elizabeth Skowron, Senate President

3:05 p.m. Leadership in Shared Governance/Discussion


Sierra Dawson, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

3:30 pm UO Senate Nuts & Bolts (Constitution, By-Laws, & Roberts Rules)


Elizabeth Skowron, Senate President

Elliot Berkman, Senate Vice President

Melanie Muenzer, Associate Vice President & Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives

4:10 p.m. Who’s Who in UO Administration?

Doneka Scott, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education & Student Success

Janet Woodruff-Borden, Dean & Vice Provost, Graduate School

Kevin Reed, Vice President & General Counsel

Jaime Moffitt, Vice President for Finance & Administration/Chief Financial Officer

4:45 p.m. Remarks & Q&A

Patrick Phillips, Provost

5:00 p.m. Adjournment
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