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In addition to serving as the legislative body for the University of North Dakota, the University Senate also provides a mechanism for constructive dialogue between faculty, staff, students, and administrators. And, through its committees, the University Senate provides the structure through which these four groups collaboratively govern the institution.
The Senate meets on the first Thursday of each month during the academic year at 4:05 p.m. in Room 113 of the Education Building. All are welcome to attend Senate meetings.
Chair Rebecca Weaver-Hightower began a series of conversations on Thursdays when the U Senate was not in session. These presenters have addressed campus; their PowerPoints are hyperlinked.
- 17 September - "Provost's Priorities" by Provost Tom DiLorenzo
- 29 October - "Budget Shortfall" by Vice President Alice Brekke
- 12 November - "Update on Provost's Priorities" by Provost Tom DiLorenzo
- 19 November - "Essential Studies" by ES Director Ryan Zerr & ES Committee Chair Lori Robison
- 16 December - "Updates on Campus Priorities" by Provost Tom DiLorenzo, VPRED Grant McGimpsey, & AVPDI Sandra Mitchell
- 21 January - "Diversity & Inclusion Basics" by AVP Sandra Mitchell
- 28 January - "Academic Deans' Council" by all Academic Deans
- 11 February - "Discussion of Collaborative Governance" by Chancellor Mark Hagerott, Past U Senate Chair Jim Mochuruk, Current NDSU Faculty Senate President Dennis Cooley, and Current NDU President Sarah Mosher, with Past U Senate Chair & NDUS Board Member Jim Grijalva
- 24 February - "Updates on Campus Priorities" by Provost Tom DiLorenzo
- 25 February - with VP Alice Brekke
- 10 March - with VP Grant McGimpsey
- 22 March - "Updates on Campus Priorities" by Provost Tom DiLorenzo
- 24 March - with Dean Stephanie Walker
- 25 April - "Updates on Campus Priorities" by Provost Tom DiLorenzo
USAT Committee Final Report
The University Senate Ad-hoc Committee on the University Student Assessment of Teaching has submitted its FINAL REPORT . Please consider the recommendations they make, and look forward to continued discussions about this topic in the months ahead.
Budget 101 & 102
The University Senate's Budget, Restructuring, and Reallocation Committee, under the leadership of chair Margi Healy, offered three "Budget 101" sessions during the Spring 2015 semester to help inform faculty and staff about the budget model that will be in use at UND in the near future. This Model for Incentive-Based Resource Allocation (MIRA) will entail a significant shift in how resources are allocated to the colleges at UND.
The link below is a podcast of the information presented at the Budget 101 sessions.
Faculty Study Seminar
Study Group on Collaborative Governance
Last fall, as part of discussions about a faculty senate, our campus conducted a vigorous and thoughtful discussion about collaborative governance and leadership. At this important time of transition, the University Senate and Provost DiLorenzo would like to continue that conversation through a third seminar on collaborative governance (modeled on the faculty study seminars offered through OID), where faculty and staff with an interest in faculty governance and leadership issues can learn more about the subject and share their ideas.
Group participants will meet in discussion groups throughout Spring semester (at mutually agreed days and times), and books will be provided by the Provost’s Office. Participants’ only obligation is to read and engage in discussion. To sign up, please e-mail Rebecca Weaver-Hightower (email@example.com) by February 19 with your contact information (e-mail and phone). You will be contacted for your schedule in order to set an initial meeting date.
This year, the group will focus on Governance Reconsidered: How Boards, Presidents, Administrators, and Faculty Can Help Their Colleges Thrive (2014). To get ready for this discussion, we will first read the brief open access book, Shared Governance in Higher Education: Structural and Cultural Responses to a Changing National Climate by William D. Leach (2008).
For more information about the Shared Governance and Leadership Interest Group, contact Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, 777-6391, firstname.lastname@example.org
University Senators will meet with candidates from 3:15-3:45 p.m. during their on-campus visits. The meeting will open to all faculty from 3:45-4:30 p.m.
- 16 February
- 18 February
- 22 February
- 25 February
- 29 February
- 03 March
- 07 March
Sign up to attend at least two sessions here: X.
Internal Faculty Travel/Scholarly Activity Funding Report
An ad-hoc committee of the Senate Executive Committee has recently gathered information regarding internal funding availability for the scholarly activities of UND faculty.
UND Governance Documents (Under discussion - Fall 2015)
UND Governance Documents (Under discussion - Fall 2015)
The final phase of the multi-year discussion on the formation of a Faculty Senate has arrived. Two ad-hoc committees, the University Senate Revision Committee and the Faculty Senate Development Committee, worked over the summer of 2015 to compose draft language for a revised UND Constitution and a new UND Faculty Senate Constitution and Bylaws, as charged by University Senators in April. Drafts of all documents will be posted here.
The "Final revised draft" documents are on the agenda for discussion at the December 2015 University Senate meeting.
- Final revised draft of the new Faculty Senate Constitution & Bylaws
- Final revised draft of the new UND Constitution
- Updated Executive Summary & FAQs
- Revised Draft of the new Faculty Senate Constitution & Bylaws
- Revised Draft of the new UND Constitution
- First draft of the new Faculty Senate Constitution & Bylaws
- First draft of the new UND Constitution
- Executive Summary of Governance Documents
Since the fall semester of 2012, the University Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Shared Governance has been developing and revising proposals for a faculty senate at UND. This process, already well into its fourth year, has involved widespread input from across campus.
The links below allow access to the proposal at various stages in its development. Each revision incorporates feedback generated by the previous version.
Agendas and Minutes
, Feb 11
Discussion of collaborative governance
, Feb 12
SSAC Reserach Creative Activity, Publication, and New Faculty Scholar Deadline
, Feb 22