University Senate

Senate Executive Committee Chair

Upon the resignation of Carol Polifroni as Chair of the SEC and member of the Senate for family issues, we are pleased to announce that Gary English, as the available candidate with the highest vote from the last previous SEC chair election, has accepted the appointment of Chair of the Senate Executive Committee for 2015-2016.  We are grateful to Gary for taking on this position with the associated responsibilities and time commitment.  We are confident that he will provide strong leadership as he brings his years of experience with the University to this new role.

University Senate Summary of Action, 2014-2015

University of Connecticut

University Senate

Summary of Action, 2014-2015

 

 

September 2014:

  • Resolution adopted, Tammy Gifford Day

October 2014:

  • Approved by consent agenda, all references within the By-Laws to the “Office of Student Services and Advocacy” were replaced by “Dean of Students Office”

November 2014:

December 2014:

March 2015:

April 2015:

  • Approved motion from Faculty Standards Committee regarding SETs
  • Approved joint motion from Enrollment and Student Welfare with request for quarterly updates from Administration
  • Approved by consent agenda, the name “unclassified students” was changed to “non-degree students” to reflect current services at UConn and the nomenclature used at other universities.
  • Approved by consent agenda, all cross-references within the By-Laws will include the names and numbers of sections.

 

May 2015:

  • SEC charge to Senate Curricula & Courses Committee to conduct an in-depth assessment of the current General Education plan
  • Approved motion to amend the By-Laws, Rules and Regulations of the University Senate, II.E.11 Class Attendance
  • Approved motion to amend the By-Laws, Rules and Regulations of the University Senate, II.G.1 and 2, Eligibility for Participation in Collegiate Activities
  • Approved motion to amend the By-Laws, Rules and Regulations of the University Senate, II.E.12 Semester Examinations and Final Assessments
  • Approved motion from Student Welfare Committee to support COIA resolution for H.R. 275
  • Approved motion from University Budget Committee to adopt UBC’s report on tuition on grants policy and the 4 recommendations therein.
  • Approved motion from University Budget Committee to request an administrative update on the implementation of recommendations included in UBC’s report on tuition on grants policy.

Welcome Shelby Olson!

The Senate Office is pleased to welcome Shelby Olson to the role of Student Administrative Specialist.   Shelby is beginning her 3rd semester with a major in Accounting.  She achieved Dean’s List honors during her first two semesters.  She is a member of the UConn Women in Business as well as Alpha Lambda Delta-National Honors Society.  Shelby has a background in theater and has significant experience with AV equipment.  She will be working with us at the University Senate Meetings this year.   We look forward to working with her!