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May 21st
1:00 pm

Special Executive Committee Meeting


No agenda was set for this meeting.

May 21, 2020

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Bachmann, Boikess, Borisovets, Dasari, Gillett, Gould, Hunter, Matto, Oliver (Chair), Parsa, Shobut, Thompson, Van Stine

The special meeting of the University Senate Executive Committee was held on Friday, May 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. remotely via WebEx.

1.Chair’s Report– Jon Oliver, Senate Chair

Senate and Executive Committee Chair Jon Oliver called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m. He thanked all for attending this special meeting of the Executive Committee. He reported on the request he received from a few senators to hold a special meeting in order to discuss the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  He then opened up the floor to Senator Boikess, since he was one of the aforementioned senators.

2. Open Discussion on the University Response to COVID-19 

Senator Boikess began the discussion with some points he had sent to the Executive Committee prior to this meeting. Also, Chair Oliver emailed the 2020-21 Executive Committee asking for their thoughts, at the request of Senators Boikess and Thompson. Thompson reviewed these points with the committee. (This link is the collective talking points from the above discussion.)

3. Collective Drafting/Editing of the Statement on University Response to Current Crisis

Senator Boikess drafted a resolution, which Chair Oliver distributed at this point for review. The committee then collectively drafted the following:

Statement on University Response to Current Crisis

This statement will be distributed to President Robert Barchi and President-Designee Jonathan Holloway for their consideration by Chair Oliver accompanied by a transmittal letter.

The statement was adopted by unanimous consent.

4. Adjournment

Meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m. 

Minutes written and submitted by,

Mary Mickelsen
Executive Secretary of the University Senate

Present Senators

Gloria Bachmann Robert Boikess Natalie Borisovets Babu Dasari Peter Gillett Ann Gould Arlene Hunter Elizabeth Matto Mary Mickelsen Jon Oliver Houshang Parsa Sarah Shobut Morgan Smith Karen Thompson Michael Van Stine

Excused Senators

Absent Senators

Emily Kane Chase Stoprya