Forums & Info Sessions

University Governance occasionally hosts open forums and informational sessions on various topics relevant to faculty, staff, and students. These have included presentations on policy changes, Q&A with senior leadership, and discussions of current statewide and national events.

Public Forum with the CFO

On Nov. 6, 2023, University Governance hosted a forum with Jeff DeWitt as an outcome of the Shared Governance Advisory Group recommendations. The CFO gave a short presentation on KU’s current financial situation and plan, which was followed by questions from the audience.

Info Session - Excused Absences Policy

On April 26, 2023, University Governance hosted a panel to share information and answer questions on the recently passed Excused Absences policy and how it will work in practice.

Open Forum - KU Core Alignment with Systemwide Gen Ed

On Feb. 28, 2023, Susan Klusmeier and Jonathan Brumberg presented on the statewide General Education package and the work they have done to align these curricular requirements with our KU Core.
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Chancellor's Update on Shared Governance

On Dec. 7, 2023, Chancellor Girod hosted Ani Kokobobo and Nicole Hodges Persley to discuss the phases, goals, and progress of the Shared Governance redefinition initiative.

Video of Update

Open Forum - Shared Governance

On Aug. 30, 2022, in partnership with The Commons, University Governance hosted presentations and discussion of renewed efforts to define Shared Governance at KU.
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Open Forum - Legal Perspectives on Dobbs v. Jackson and Beyond

On July 8, 2022, University Governance, the Office of DEIB, and the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies hosted an open forum with legal experts on campus, who provided background on the law and addressed potential future legal developments.

Audio of Open Forum