Senate News, October 21, 2019

Senators heard a report from Jen Green and Kate de Medeiros, Co-Chairs of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Composition. They will return for discussion on November 4, 2019. A resolution was presented to ensure Senate involvement in committees created from Strategic Plan initiatives. Associate Provost, Carolyn Haynes, spoke with Senate about an upcoming visit by Gray Associates and proposed that six senators be elected to a steering committee.

The October 7, 2019, minutes were approved.

The following reports and minutes were received on the Consent Calendar:

  1. Curriculum

With the approval of the October 7, 2019, minutes, the following resolution was approved:

SR 20-03

October 7, 2019

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that an ad-hoc committee be appointed by Senate Executive Committee to reconsider the NOTIFICATION OF POLICE REPORTS, ARRESTS, CRIMINAL CHARGES AND INDICTMENTS Policy originally approved by Senate on April 22, 2019 and to make a recommendation to University Senate about further necessary actions.

Executive Committee charge to the Ad-Hoc Committee:  As the resolution states, the outcome of the committee’s charge is “make a recommendation to University Senate about further necessary actions.”

When making this recommendation, we ask the committee to gather information from a broad representation of stakeholders including:

  • The rationale behind the policy;
  • A clear statement about how this policy will be enacted; and
  • The concerns shared by members of our community.

The Chair of this Ad-Hoc Committee should report the findings of the committee to University Senate on or before December 2, 2019 with an accompanying motion that reflects that recommendation about how to proceed.