UO Senate to meet Wed for votes on virtue signaling resolution & Pres Elect

For agenda/motion updates check here. Zoom at https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/303086146

3:00 P.M.  Call to Order

  • Introductory Remarks; Senate President Elizabeth Skowron
  • Remarks; Senate Vice President & President-Elect Elliot Berkman

3:10 P.M. Approval of the Minutes

May 13, 2020

3:15 P.M. State of the University

  • President Michael Schill

3:30 P.M. New Business

4:10 P.M. Awards

  • Shared Governance Award: Sierra Dawson, Jennifer Espinola, Chris Esparza; Intro by Elizabeth Skowron & Jessica Cronce
  • Classified Staff Award: Cimmeron Gillespie, Intro by Steve Mital and Robyn Hathcock; and Char Fentress, Intro by Allie Heaman
  • Wayne Westling Award: Kassia Dellabough, College of Design; Intro by Kristin Grieger
  • OA Award: Herlinda (Linda) Leon; Intro by Amalia Gladhart

4:58 P.M. Open Discussion
4:59 P.M. Other Business
5:00 P.M. Adjourn

 

Senate de-names covid financial planning task force over shared governance theater concerns

The decisions about UO’s financial and academic response to the coronavirus and its long term consequences are being made by Pres Mike Schill, Provost Patrick Phillips, BoT Secretary Angela Wilhems, VPBP Brad Shelton, CAS Dean Bruce Blonigen, and VPFA Jamie Moffitt in secret.

The idea that they would use this joint Senate Admin task force and its confidential meetings as anything more than a vehicle to claim Senate buy-in for whatever changes are coming was a sham, and Senate Pres Elizabeth Skowron and VP Elliot Berkman should have known that and refused to play along. Now, after the threat of a motion from former senate Pres Chris Sinclair and others to require that the meetings be open, and the charge and membership determined by the Senate, they’ve backed down and removed the Senate stamp of approval.

Dear University Senators,

Last week, we announced the formation of a joint task force that will advise the UO president on potential long-term institutional responses presented by the COVID-19 crisis. This task force was formed in response to our recent call for collaborative long-term planning that would bring together the knowledge and experience of UO faculty, staff, and administrators to find new, creative ways to accomplish our mission in the face of significant cuts to our operating budget in the coming months/years. I am writing you today in response to questions raised about how task force members were chosen and attempt to address any confusion about the relationship between the task force and the university senate.

Our goal in proposing this task force is to engage proactively with the administration to advocate for significant representation from the university’s senate and diverse constituencies in this important long-term planning effort. We view the task force as an outstanding opportunity to promote an elusive goal:  academic shared governance in the long-term financial planning of the institution. We are proud of the level of representation on the task force, which is comprised of many individuals who serve in elected, representative positions on campus, including current and former senators, and members of university academic and advisory committees. Further, the task force is comprised of a majority faculty.  Of 15 members, 9 are women.  Three members are senior academic administrators, one is a member of the classified staff, one is an officer of administration, and there will be one student member as well.

Members of the task force were identified and chosen jointly by the Senate President (myself), Senate President-Elect Elliot Berkman, University President Mike Schill, and Provost Patrick Phillips.  Together the Senate President and President-Elect generated a list of prospective members for the Task Force and the President and Provost made some edits and suggestions as well.  Together we finalized a list of candidates. All who were approached recognized the importance of this opportunity and agreed to serve. We sought broad representation from the ranks of TTF and Career Faculty, Classified Staff, and Officers of Administration across campus, with a student representative to be named in the coming weeks.  We sought individuals who would bring diverse expertise and a deep commitment to the institution-as-a-whole, while also keeping the committee manageable in size.

Though the task force members were appointed jointly by the senate leaders and administrators noted above, we want to be clear that the task force cannot speak for the senate nor substitute for consultation with the senate or any senate committees. Further, in no way does the task force replace the important work that will continue in the senate’s various committees in the coming year. On the contrary, the work ahead will intersect with many parts of the academic mission of the university, making it important to engage with these committees throughout the coming year where their expertise is relevant.

In light of concerns that have been raised, we are changing the name of the task force to the “University Task Force on Long-Term Financial Responses to COVID-19”, so as not to confuse matters and make it clear that the members of the task force have not been chosen by the senate, nor have they been formally endorsed by the senate. This name reflects the reality that the whole university will need to be part of our long-term response to the changes brought forth by the pandemic.

In closing, Elliot and I would like to express our gratitude to those of you who have worked with us to clarify the role this task force will play in the coming months. We view this conversation as yet another example of the positive outcomes that result from direct communication, constructive engagement, and shared governance and cooperation between the senate and administration.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth A. Skowron, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Center for Translational Neuroscience
UO Senate President
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

http://ctn.uoregon.edu/

Senate to hear from Pres, Prov, etc on Zoom, Wed May 13, 3-5PM

SENATE MEETING AGENDA – MAY 13, 2020, 3:00 – 5:00 P.M.

Updates here. Location: Zoom (Please see link to meeting below the agenda. )

The results of the recent elections are here. Turnout was very high.

3:00 P.M.   Call to Order

  • Introductory Remarks; Senate President Elizabeth Skowron

New Joint Senate/Administration Task Force on Long-Term Responses to Covid-19 Crisis 


Meetings will be confidential. No call for volunteers was made.

Co-Chairs :

Elliot Berkman, Associate Professor of Psychology, Senate President-Elect

Sabrina Madison-Cannon, Dean of the School of Music and Dance

Members:

Bruce Blonigen, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Liska Chan, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

Robin Clement, Director, Master of Accounting Program, Lundquist College of Business

Nicole Dahmen, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communications

Judith Eisen, Professor of Biology

Larissa Ennis, Assistant Director, Sponsorships and Community Relations, UO Advancement

Kent McIntosh, Knight Chair, Special Education, College of Education

Terry McQuilkin, Music Services Department, University Libraries and Instructor of Composition, SOMD

Michael Price, Senior Instructor, Department of Math

Lisa Redford, Department Head, Department of Linguistics

Jen Reynolds, Professor, Law School

3:05 P.M.  Approval of the Minutes

3:10 P.M.   State of the University

  • President Michael Schill
  • Provost Patrick Phillips

3:30 P.M.   Open Discussion (senators may submit questions in advance to senatecoordinator@uoregon.edu and senatepres@uoregon.edu, or at meeting)

  • Academic Continuity Guidelines (April revisions/additions) & Remote Education, Spring & Summer; 2020 – Slides
    • Academic Council, Chair (Frances White) & Members
    • Janet Woodruff-Borden, Executive Vice Provost
    • Ron Bramhall, Assoc Vice Prov Academic Exec
    • Kate Mondloch, Interim Dean Grad School
    • Doneka Scott, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success
    • Mark Watson, UO Libraries

4:00 P.M.    New Business

  • Updates: Open Access; David Condon, Mark Watson, et al. White paper here.

4:15 P.M.   Reports

  • Core Ed Council; Chris Sinclair/Emily Simnitt
  • SOAGIE; SJ Wilhelm

4:25 P.M. Notice(s) of Motion

  • US19/20-16: Resolution to adopt an Open Access Scholarship Policy; David Condon (Psychology), Margaret Sereno (Psychology), Mark Watson (UO Libraries)
  • US19.20-17: Creation of a School of Languages and Global Studies; Zhuo Jig-Schmidt (East Asian Languages & Literature).

This is legislation to require this proposal (which I’m unable to find on the web) to go through Senate approval. Letter from 28 faculty here, raising a series of questions about the proposal and the lack of faculty participation in preparing it:

etc.

4:25 P.M. Other Business

4:30 P.M. EXECUTIVE SESSION – AWARDS
5:00 P.M.   Adjourn


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Senate Meeting Agenda – April 8, 2020

Location: Zoom (Please see link to meeting below the agenda)
3:00 – 5:00 P.M.

3:00 P.M.   Call to Order

  • Introductory Remarks; Senate President Elizabeth Skowron

3:08 P.M.  Approval of the Minutes

3:10 P.M.   State of the University

  • President Michael Schill

3:25 P.M.   Open Discussion

  • Coronavirus/Remote Work: What’s working well? What are the challenges?With Administrators:
    • Janet Woodruff-Borden, Executive Vice Provost
    • Ron Bramhall, Assoc Vice Prov Academic Exec
    • Cass Moseley, Sr Assoc Vice Pres Research
    • Kate Mondloch, Interim Dean Grad School
    • Doneka Scott, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success

3:50 P.M.    New Business

4:55 P.M.   Notice(s) of Motion
4:55 P.M.   Other Business
5:00 P.M.   Adjourn

Senate to meet today on evals, coronavirus, curriculum, research

Location: EMU 145 & 146 (Crater Lake rooms) 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. Live cast here.

Senators got an email today from Pres Skowron, allowing them to participate on-line. Good call.

3:00 P.M.   Call to Order

  • Introductory Remarks; Senate President Elizabeth Skowron

3:10 P.M.  Approval of the Minutes

3:11 P.M.   State of the University

  • Provost Patrick Phillips
    • Coronavirus planning, updates; Andre LeDuc (CRO/AssocVP Safety & Risk Services), Cass Mosely (Sr Assoc Vice Pres Research), Ron Bramhall (Assoc Vice Prov Academic Exec)

3:30 Report on Teaching Eval progress

  • Scheduling adjustment –> 3:30 P.M., CIET/CAIT: Sierra Dawson (Assoc VP Academic Affairs), Lee Rumbarger (Assist Vice Provost TEP), Janet Woodruff-Borden (Exec Vice Provost for Academic Affairs)

3:45 P.M.   New Business

  • Vote: US19/20-11: Approval of Curriculum Report, Winter Term 2020; Frances White (UOCC)
  • Updates: Research Commission; Elliot Berkman, Psychology & Senate VP
  • Updates: Test Optional Admissions; Janet Woodruff-Borden (Exec Vice Provost for Academic Affairs) & Jim Rawlins (Asst VP, Director of Admissions)

4:20 P.M.    Open Discussion

  • Updates: Search Guidelines for Academic Administrator Positions

4:40 P.M.   Reports

  • Open Access; David Condon, Psychology

4:55 P.M.   Notice(s) of Motion
4:56 P.M.   Other Business

  • Legislative Updates; Melanie Muenzer

5:00 P.M.   Adjourn

UO Senate to meet on Expedited Tenure, Test Optional Admits, Admin Hiring

Today, Wednesday 2/12/2020, Location: EMU 145 & 146 (Crater Lake rooms)

Sorry, no live-blogging this time. Expect a lively discussion over the proposal to expand the Expedited Tenure Policy to Assoc Prof hires, (vote) and the Guidelines for Academic Administrator Hiring – which would write down some minimal practices for our Administration to, hopefully, use when hiring provost and dean types. They keep coming up with new rules for faculty hiring, and the new IHP is, from the rumors, still dominated by Brad Shelton – but they don’t want the Senate to even pick a few members for hiring committees for provosts etc.

Provost Phillips will also discuss the possibility of UO going test optional for admissions (no requirement for SAT/ACT). This would be a boon to Lorraine Davis and her special athletics admits, and might help with recruiting minority/first generation students whose parents don’t know the test-prep game, or have the money to hire someone to take the test for their students. The UC Senate recently voted in favor of keeping the test requirement – but of course UC is far more selective than UO, so the argument that the tests help admit smart students with bad HS grades is less relevant to us. InsideHigherEd story here.

Meeting Agenda. To watch live streamed meetings, click: WATCH.

3:00 P.M.   Call to Order

  • Introductory Remarks; Senate President Elizabeth Skowron

3:04 P.M.  Approval of the Minutes

3:05 P.M.   State of the University

  • President Schill

3:15 P.M.   New Business

4:30 P.M.    Open Discussion

  • Guidelines for Academic Administrator Hiring: Senator perspectives

4:50 P.M.   Reports
4:55 P.M.   Notice(s) of Motion
4:56 P.M.   Other Business

  • Legislative Updates; Libby Batlan and Hans Bernard

5:00 P.M.   Adjourn

UO Senate Agenda for Wed Jan 8

In other shared governance news the faculty union starts bargaining with the administration this Th, 12-3PM, also in the EMU Crater Lake room, also open to the public.

The Daily Emerald’s Jack Forrest has a story on the Senate here:

… Skowron also said she hopes the Senate will be able to pass a new set of guidelines for hiring academic administrators, like deans, by the end of winter term. These new guidelines would include stipulations that require search committees to be made up of majority faculty members. Some university faculty, like former Senate President Bill Harbaugh, have criticized university administrators for consolidating hiring decisions without faculty input. The absence of a deal for hiring new academic administrators between the senate and administration is problematic “both in terms of shared governance and affirmative action compliance,” Harbaugh said.

“We all think that coming to agreement on the basic parameters of such a policy is really feasible,” Skowron said. “We’ve had several meetings with the provost and president to hash out some of the particulars and are meeting with them again this month to hash out some of the other particulars.” …

Senate Meeting Agenda – January 8, 2020
Location: EMU 145 & 146 (Crater Lake rooms)
3:00 – 5:00 P.M.

3:00 P.M.   Call to Order

  • Introductory Remarks; Senate President Elizabeth Skowron
  • Land Acknowledgment; Sam Norgaard-Stroich

3:05 P.M.  Approval of the Minutes

3:10 P.M.   State of the University

  • President Schill
  • Bob Guldberg, VP and Exec Dir Knight Campus

3:40 P.M.   New Business

4:30 P.M.    Open Discussion
4:35 P.M.   Reports

  • Legislative Agenda; Hans Bernard (Asst VP for State Affairs) & Libby Batlan (Assoc VP State & Comm Affairs)

4:55 P.M.   Notice(s) of Motion
4:57 P.M.   Other Business
5:00 P.M.   Adjourn

UO Senate live-blog today, Wed Dec 11th, on Data Science proposal etc.

Location: EMU 145 & 146 (Crater Lake rooms) 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. Livestream here.

3:00 P.M.   Call to Order

  • Introductory Remarks; Senate President Elizabeth Skowron

Discusses possibility of move senate and committee elections and appointments to earlier in the year, so we’re not filling seats in the summer. Great idea. Currently the interest survey goes out in April, the proposal is to move it to March. Maybe it should even be Feb.

3:10 P.M.  Approval of the Minutes

3:15 P.M.   [Not President Schill’s] State of the University

  • Janet Woodruff-Borden, Executive Vice Provost

Janet Woodruff-BordenJanet Woodruff-Borden
Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
541-346-8994
janetw@uoregon.edu
Executive support: Suzette Howard

Janet Woodruff-Borden leads the academic and faculty affairs efforts for the Office of the Provost. She oversees issues around curriculum, academic training, professional development, online and hybrid education, and employee and labor relations matters. She previously served as vice provost and dean of the UO Graduate School. She came to UO from the University of Louisville where she was professor of psychological and brain sciences. She held a number of administrative positions throughout her career at Louisville, including director of graduate studies for the clinical psychology doctoral program and associate dean for graduate studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her research focuses on the etiology, developmental psychopathology, and treatment of anxiety disorders. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wake Forest University, an M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh.

She has the job formerly held by Scott Pratt. For those who are having trouble keeping up, here are the latest org charts:

 

Woods: Will there be an attempt to do peer reviewed research on the new teaching evaluations? A: I’m science based, so I expect so. Mentions some possible outcome measures – i.e. better teaching.

3:30 P.M.   New Business

One noteable change:

School of Law
 The following changes to the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree have been approved by the Provost (Effective
fall 2019):
o A maximum of 28 law credits earned outside of the US changed to 57 credits
o 15 law credits earned through Distance Education changed to 28 credits
o No limit for LAW 714 changed to a limit of 14 credits
o No double dipping for Diversity requirement changed to Ok to double dip in Diversity requirement
and either the Writing or Experiential Learning

Report is approved unanimously.

Sorry, I’ve heard this 4 times. It’s much needed and well thought out. If you want to be a troublemaker, ask Joe why they want to make their students take calculus.

Approved unanimously after a full and frank discussion.

No vote this meeting, discussion only. Very positive reception.

  • Intro/Update: Accelerated Masters Programs; Andy Karduna

No vote this meeting, discussion only. Great idea, imho. Senate agrees.

4:30 P.M.    Open Discussion
4:40 P.M.   Reports
4:50 P.M.   Notice(s) of Motion
4:55 P.M.   Other Business
5:00 P.M.   Adjourn

Pres Schill and Kevin Reed continue work to weaken shared governance

Long story. Back in 2012 Interim UO President Bob Berdahl commissioned this memo from then General Counsel Randy Geller, on how he could disband the UO Senate and ensure its former committees were staffed with his lackeys. Snippets:

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This abolitionist effort failed. President Schill has adopted a more indirect, long term approach to weakening the Senate and shared governance.

Here’s the latest example. Last year, as Senate President I appointed a faculty member to the Campus Planning Committee who was skeptical of President Schill’s plans to develop the North Campus. The CPC has no real power, it just makes recommendations. You’d think there’d be no problem having a skeptic on it. Some might welcome one.

Not President Schill, whose response to this appointment was to unleash the full force of his office against it. He had his Liaison to the Senate Melanie Muenzer, devote hours of her time, staff time, summer law student intern time, and Senate Leadership time to argue that the President appointed the faculty members of the CPC, not the Senate. Now he’s got his General Counsel Kevin Reed to issue this 5 page memo, with a 20 page appendix, supporting his effort to control who makes recommendations to him and the campus about campus planning:

Full doc here.

Senate for Wed: Schill’s State of U + Neuroscience, Diverse Heritage

Liveblog: State of the University updates from Pres Schill:

4-year graduation rate is up from about 50% to about 60. Budget situation is not good because of PERS and our heavily unionized environment. [And the failures of our board He’s going to work with Senate on a new policy for hiring academic administrators. He believes in trust and transparency. UO needs new degrees to keep up with our peers.

Senate Meeting Agenda – November 13, 2019

Location: EMU 145 & 146 (Crater Lake rooms)
3:00 – 5:00 P.M.

3:00 P.M.   Call to Order

  • Introductory Remarks; Senate President Elizabeth Skowron
  • Remarks; Senate Vice President Elliot Berkman

3:10 P.M.  Approval of the Minutes

3:15 P.M.   State of the University

  • President Schill
  • Tim Gardner, Knight Campus

3:30 P.M.   New Business

  • Election: Tenured faculty senator to serve on Senate Budget Committee: Nomination (Gina Biancarosa, COE)
  • Vote: US19/20-06: Motion re: UOCC rep to Graduate Council-voting status; Frances White (Anthropology)
  • Vote: US19/20-05: New Program Proposal: Bachelor’s in Neuroscience; Nicole Dudukovic (Psychology), Phil Washbourne (Biology), Hal Sadofsky (Divisional Dean Natural Sciences)
  • Update: Data Science undergraduate program proposal; Joe Sventek (Computer & Information Science) Bill Cresko (Dir Data Science Initiatives)

4:30 P.M.    Open Discussion

  • Committee on Recognizing our Diverse History: Updates (10’) and discussion (20’, time permitting)

4:50 P.M.   Reports
4:51 P.M.   Notice(s) of Motion
4:55 P.M.   Other Business
5:00 P.M.   Adjourn

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

Goals:

  • 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

Schedule:

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

Presenter/Facilitator:

Sierra Dawson, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

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

Presenters/Facilitators:

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

Senate to hold last meeting of year, today June 5th

Location: EMU 145 & 146 (Crater Lake rooms)
3:00 – 5:00 P.M.

3:00 P.M.   Call to order

  • Introductory Remarks; Senate President Bill Harbaugh
  • Remarks: President Schill

3:29 PM   Approval of Minutes

3:30 PM     Business / Reports:

  • Vote on Other Curricular Matters included in the Curriculum Report: A change to the last date for students to add courses. Full Text: “The last day to add a course is to be moved from the Sunday preceding the second week at 11:59 p.m. to the Monday of the second week at 11:59 p.m.” Frances White.
  • Vote: US18/19-21: Approval of Curriculum Report, Spring 2019; Frances White
  • Vote on new Senate VP / President Elect. Elizabeth Skowron (Psychology, Senate Vice President) [Statement from candidate Elliot Berkman (Psych) here.]
  • Pass the gavel
  • UO Senate Award for Shared Governance, Transparency and Trust: To Karen Ford (College of Arts & Sciences and English), Jessica Price (General Counsel’s Office), Brent Walth (Journalism)
  • UO Senate Leadership and Service Award for Officers of Administration: To Annie Herz (Human Resources)
  • UO Senate Classified Staff Leadership Award: To Terry McQuilkin (UO Libraries)
  • UO Senate Wayne T. Westling Award: To Karen Ford (College of Arts & Sciences and English), Leslie Opp-Beckman (American English Institute)
  • Another recognition

4:50 PM   Open Discussion
4:52 PM   Other Reports
4:54 PM   Notice(s) of Motion
4:56 PM   Other Business
5:00 PM   Adjourn to Faculty Club, all invited!

Elliot Berkman (psych) elected Senate VP/President Elect

6/7/2019 update: 

Elizabeth Skowron (Psychology) is Senate President for the 19-20 AY. Elliot Berkman will be VP, and then Senate President for 20-21.

6/3/2019: Elliot Berkman (psych) only Senate VP candidate for Wed. election

I won’t be running again, and so far this is the only candidate statement posted on the Senate webpage here:

Berkman Candidate Statement
May 29, 2019 Continue reading

Senate to meet today

DRAFT

Location: EMU 145 & 146 (Crater Lake rooms) 3:00 – 5:00 P.M.

All times are estimates.

3:00 P.M.   Call to order

  • Introductory Remarks; Senate President Bill Harbaugh

3:10 PM   Approval of Minutes

3:11 PM     Business / Reports:

  • Update: Knight Campus and Bioengineering program; Patrick Phillips (Biology, Advisor to the President)
  • Report: Data Science Initiative; Bill Cresko (Biology, Office of the Provost)
  • Discuss: US18/19-18: Enhancing Engagement in Academic Governance; Elizabeth Skowron (Psychology, Senate VP)
  • Discuss: US18/19-20: Policy on Hiring and Promotion of Academic Administrators; Bill Harbaugh (Economics, Senate President)
  • Discuss: US18/19-19: Core Ed Distribution Requirements; Chris Sinclair (Mathematics)
  • Senate VP Elections: solicitation of self-nominees, election process, compensation; Bill Harbaugh (Economics, Senate President)
  • Report on Research Metrics and Faculty Tracking Software; Scott Pratt (Executive Vice Provost) and Ellen Herman (History, Office of the Provost)
  • Legislative Update; Melanie Muenzer (Assoc VP Vice Provost of Academic Initiatives)

4:35 PM   Open Discussion
4:36 PM   Other Reports
4:37 PM   Notice(s) of Motion
4:40 PM   Other Business

  • Executive Session: Honorary Degrees

5:00 PM   Adjourn to Faculty Club, all invited!