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The University Senate Executive Committee shall ensure that all functions of the University Senate are carried out expeditiously and in conformity with the provisions of this Code. When necessary, it shall arrange for and call the meetings of the University Senate; it shall create such temporary committees as it deems necessary to the work of the University Senate and its standing committees; it shall ensure that all committees are active and make the proper reports to the University Senate. In addition, it shall bring before the University Senate all matters that should be of concern to them, shall consult with the Chancellor or the Provost on all matters involving University Senate business, and shall transmit the recommendations or the advice of the University Senate to the Chancellor or the Provost or other administrative officials. It may advise administrative officials on statements of University policy or procedure that are generally applicable to the University community, but such statements shall be considered approved by the University Senate only if submitted and approved in accordance with Article 1.8. Finally it shall act on behalf of the University Senate in all matters requiring expeditious action, and shall make appropriate reports of any such action.​


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University Senate Open Forum

To: Faculty, Staff and Students

Re: Open Forum, 6 December 2018       

The University Senate will hold an Open Forum next Thursday, 6 December 2018, 3-5 pm, in Room 1154 of the Integrated Science Building to discuss the university budget cuts and any related concerns affecting faculty, staff, and students. The general intent is to hear from university constituents who have not had the opportunity to share their questions and concerns. Senate officers and representatives will be in attendance, but the forum will maximize commentary from the floor as we seek additional input from the university community.  Questions may also be sent to: Questions/Comments.  

When: December 6, 2018, 3:00pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Integrated Science Building, Room 1154 (map)

The forum will be livestreamed via ZOOM technology https://governance.ku.edu/zoom20181206 and ASL interpretation will be provided on-site.  A recap of the meeting, questions asked, and answers given will be subsequently posted on the Governance website.


Ruben Flores
University Senate President

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