Month: February 2024

University Senate Fall 2023 Election Results

Fall 2023 Election Results

Faculty At-Large
Three-Year Terms, 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2027
John R. Cooley, CLAS
David Embrick, CLAS
Kenneth Fuchs, SFA
Beth Ginsberg, CLAS
Phoebe Godfrey, CLAS
Rachel O’Neill, CLAS
Del Siegle, Neag School of Education
Rebecca Thomas, CLAS

Professional Staff At-Large
Three-Year Terms, 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2027
Leo Lachut, First Year Programs
Carl Rivers, Registrar’s Office

Faculty Review Board
Deborah Chyun, Nursing (term ending June 30, 2026)
Judith Thorpe, SFA (term ending June 30, 2026)

Senate Approves a Motion for a Learning Accommodations Taskforce

During its regular meeting on Monday, February 5, 2024, the University Senate approved a resolution presented by the Senate Executive Committee to charge the Provost’s Office with convening a university-wide taskforce to address issues related to learning accommodations delivery from a faculty-facing perspective.

As described in the resolution, “The purpose of the Taskforce is to analyze CSD and faculty data with respect to the nature and frequency of accommodations, obtain input from faculty and students on challenges and effective strategies around accommodations, and evaluate faculty training and support in adopting Universal Design for Learning and inclusive teaching approaches that might reduce the need for accommodations.”

An update on the work of this taskforce should be shared with the University Senate Executive Committee by the end of the Spring 2024 semester, and the final report should be presented to the University Senate in the Fall of 2024, along with any other units relevant to the report.

The motion passed YES 62, NO 2, ABSTAIN 1. The full resolution is available here.

University Senate Bylaw Change: I.C.3.d Senate Committees

During its regular meeting on Monday, February 5, 2024, the University Senate approved a resolution to amend the University Senate Bylaws I.C.3.d Senate Committees to give the President of the Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury student governments the authority to nominate students to serve on University Senate Committees. More information and the approved resolution can be viewed here.