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  • 2020 – 2021
  • 2019 – 2020
  • 2018 – 2019
  • 2017 – 2018
    • May 8, 2018:  Report from the Senate Co-chairs, second vote on Senate Charter revisions, Ethical Investment Advisory Committee report, faculty salary study from Provost Rob Clark, address to the faculty from President Rich Feldman. May 8, 2018 PDF Version
    • April 17, 2018: Report from the Senate Co-chairs, report from the Benefits Committee, proposed revision to the Faculty Senate Charter, discussion of community service and promotion criteria in the Faculty Handbook.  April 17, 2018 PDF Version
    • April 10, 2018: Report from the Senate Co-chairs, report from Faculty Club Committee, first review of the proposed revisions to the Faculty Senate Charter to allow faculty representation on the Board of Trustees, vote on the proposed revisions to the Faculty Handbook on the Grievance policy, Intimate Relationships policy, and gender-inclusive language.  April 10, 2018 PDF Version
    • March 20, 2018: Report from the Senate Co-chairs, first consideration of the proposed revisions to the Faculty Handbook Grievance policy, second consideration of the revisions to the Faculty Handbook Intimate Relationships policy, report on faculty feedback on the Vision and Values statement from Vivian Lewis, Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity.  March 20, 2018 PDF Version
    • March 6, 2018: Report from the Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia
    • February 27, 2018: Report from the Senate Co-chairs, proposed revisions to the Faculty Handbook Intimate Relationships Policy, motion to protest faculty email searches by Office of Counsel, motion to censure the behavior of Florian Jaeger
    • January 23, 2018: Report from the Senate Co-chairs, welcome to the President Designate Rich Feldman, proposed motion of censure of Professor Florian Jaeger, proposed motion of protest of email searches by the Office of Counsel
    • December 12, 2017: Report from the Research Policy Committee, report from Provost Rob Clark on the strategic planning process
    • November 14, 2017: Report from the Senate Co-chairs, report from the Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia, and a report from the Presidential Diversity Council
    • October 24, 2017: Report from the Senate Co-chairs, report from Jean Bidlack about the Trustees’ Special Committee, a vote on the proposed Ethical Investment Advisory Committee, a report from the Public Safety Review Board, and a report on the Senate diversity focus groups
    • October 3, 2017: Faculty Senate Working Meeting with a Report from the Senate Co-chairs, a second vote on the Senate charter change on elections rules, and a report from the Fossil Fuels Divestment Committee on the formation of the Ethical Investment Advisory Commitee
    • September 19, 2017: Statement on the EEOC complaint followed by question and answer, President Joel Seligman
    • September 5, 2017: Faculty Senate Working Meeting with a Report from the Senate Co-chairs, a Proposed Senate Charter Amendment, and a brief presentation and discussion with President Seligman on the Strategic Planning Process
  • 2016 – 2017
    • May 9, 2017: Envisioning Sustainable Transportation at the University, Karen Berger, Lecturer and Co-chair of the University Council on Sustainability and Scott MacRae, Professor of Ophthalmology
    • April 18, 2017: Report to the University Committee, President Joel Seligman
    • March 21, 2017: A Conversation with Board of Trustees Chair Danny Wegman, Danny Wegman, Chairman of the University of Rochester Board of Trustees
    • March 7, 2017: Special meeting of the Faculty Senate: Initial consideration and discussion of proposed revisions to the Faculty Senate By-laws and the Faculty Handbook
    • February 14, 2017: Computing Support for Faculty Activities, Dave Lewis, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Office
    • January 24, 2017: Report on the U.S. Presidential Transition and Implications for International Populations, Jane Gatewood, Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Initial Perspectives: A Conversation with Provost Clark, Rob Clark, Provost and Sr. Vice President for Research
    • December 6, 2016: Master Plan Status Update, Holly Crawford, Sr. Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer and Bruce Bashwiner, Associate Vice President for University Facilities and Services
    • November 15, 2016: Diversity Engagement Survey, Vivian Lewis, Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and Race and Diversity Commission, Rich Feldman, Dean of The College and Paul Burgett, Vice President and Senior Advisor to the President
    • October 18, 2016: The Next Level and Beyond, President Joel Seligman
    • September 20, 2016: Faculty Senate Working Meeting: Amendments to the Faculty Senate By-Laws, Faculty Budget Committee Report, and Other Senate Business
    • September 13, 2016: Security Commission Report on the Arming of the University’s Sworn Officers, President Joel Seligman and CFO Holly Crawford
  • 2015 – 2016
    • May 10, 2016, East Rising, Stephen Uebbing, Professor of Educational Leadership, Warner School of Education, Director, University of Rochester Educational Partnership Organization and Shaun Nelms, Adjunct Professor, Warner School of Education, Superintendent, University of Rochester Educational Partnership Organization; MAG: Looking Forward, Jonathan Binstock, Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director, Memorial Art Gallery
    • April 12, 2016, Finishing Strong; Achieving the Next Leve, President Joel Seligman
    • March 15, 2016, University Communications Update – An Interactive Session, Elizabeth Stauderman, Vice President for Communications
    • February 9, 2016, Annual Address to the Faculty Senate, Provost Peter Lennie
    • January 19, 2016, University Advancement Update, Tom Farrell, Sr. Vice President for Advancement
    • December 7, 2015, The Faculty Voice: #URDiversity, Vivian Lewis, Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and The Susan B. Anthony Center: Respecting the Legacy While Furthering the Agenda, Catherine Cerulli, Director of the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership
    • November 10, 2015, Growing the Rochester Endowment: 15 Year Progress Report – 2000 to 2015, Doug Phillips, Sr. Vice President for Institutional Resources
    • October 20, 2015, Parting Words of Wisdom from the University Chief Financial Officer, Ron Paprocki, Sr. Vice President for Administration and Finance, Chief Financial Officer
    • September 21, 2015, Lighting Up Rochester, the Upstate Revitilization Plan, and Ten Lessons That I Have Learned in Ten Years: Remarks to the University Community, President Joel Seligman
  • 2014 – 2015
    • May 12, 2015, Update on the Eastman School of Music by Jamal Rossi, Dean of the Eastman School of Music and an Update on the Simon School of Business by Andrew Ainslie, Dean of the Simon School of Business
    • April 14, 2015State of the University Address, President Joel Seligman
    • March 31, 2015Strategies for Success in Sponsored Research by David Williams, Dean of Research for Arts, Sciences & Engineering, and Stephen Dewhurst, Vice Dean for Research for the School of Medicine and Dentistry
    • February 17, 2015State of the Faculty, Provost Peter Lennie
    • January 13, 2015URMC Strategic Plan by Dr. Mark Taubman, CEO of URMC, Sr. Vice President of Health Services, and Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry
    • December 9, 2014, Strategic Priorities for the River Campus Libraries by Mary Ann Mavrinac, Dean of the River Campus Libraries, and Updates on Diversity by Dr. Vivian Lewis, Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
    • November 11, 2014Initiatives and Policies on Sexual Misconduct by Gail Norris, Vice President and General Counsel, and Morgan Levy, Equal Opportunity Compliance Director
    • October 21, 2014Report on Environmental Sustainability by Karen Berger and Cam Shauf from the University Council on Sustainability, Update on the University Endowment and Financial Sustainability by Doug Phillips
    • September 16, 2014President Seligman’s “State of the University” Address to the Faculty Senate.
  • 2013 – 2014
    • COACHE REPORT
    • May 6 , 2014, Faculty Handbook discussion and vote.
    • April 8, 2014President Seligman’s “State of the University Address”
    • March 25, 2014Presentation on Proposed Faculty Handbook Revisions, by Faculty Senate Co-Chair, Andrew Wall.
    • February 11, 2014Provost Lennie’s Annual Address to the Faculty.
    • January 12, 2014Presentation on CETL by, Jenny Hadingham and Stuart Jordan and Presentation on Central Support by Carol Shuherk, Sr. Associate Provost.
    • December 10, 2013, Presentation on the Interfaith Chapel, by Rev. Denise Yarbrough and a Presentation of Proposed Faculty Handbook Changes.
    • November 12, 2013COACHE Faculty Survey Results by, Vivian Lewis, Deputy to the President and Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity.
    • October 29, 2013University-wide Strategy for Research by, Robert Clark, Sr. Vice President for Research and Dean, Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences.
    • September 17, 2013President Seligman’s “State of the University” Address to the Faculty Senate.
  • 2012 – 2013
    • May 14, 2013Presentation of River Campus Libraries, by Maryann Mavrinac, Dean of River Campus Libraries.
    • April 23, 2013President Seligman’s Report to the Faculty Senate.
    • March 19, 2013Presentations of United Way Presentation by Andrea Demeo and International Instruction and Research by Provost Lennie.
    • February 19, 2013Presentation of URMC Strategic Plan, by Bradford Berk and Ray Mayewski.
    • January 22, 2013Panel Disscussion – Benefts with Ron Paprocki, Vivian Lewis, Chuck Murphy, Michele Hill and Eldred Chimowitz.
    • December 4 , 2012Presentation of COACHE Survey by Vivian Lewis and Discussion of Online Learning with Rob Clark.
    • November 13, 2012Presentation by Mark Zupan on Establsihing a Branch Campus in NYC.
    • October 16, 2012Presentation of COACHE Survey by Vivian Lewis and Report of University Finances and College Town Project, from Ron Paprocki.
    • September 11, 2012State of the University Address: Annual Report to the Faculty Senate by President Seligman
  • 2011 – 2012
    • May 8, 2012Address to the Faculty Senate “Faculty of the Future-Thoughts on the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead”; by Provost Ralph Kuncl. Q&A Document posted.
    • April 10, 2012Address to the Faculty Senate “The Path Ahead” by President Joel Seligman.
    • March 20, 2012Update on the University Endowment by Doug Phillips, Report from the University Council on Sustainability by Karen Berger and Presentation on the Doctoral Programs by Margaret Kearney.
    • February 28, 2012Presentation on Changes to Retirement Program by Ron Paprocki, Chuck Murphy and Michele Hill, College Admissions Update by Jonathan Burdick and and unrecorded session.
    • January 24, 2012Presentation on Human Subject Protection by Gary Chadwick and University Security by Ron Paprocki, Walter Mauldin and Mark Fischer.
    • December 6, 2011Presentation on Diversity by Vivian Lewis and Warner School Update by Raffaella Borasi
    • November 8, 2011School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Update by Peter Lennie and Advancement Update by Jim Thompson.
    • October 18, 20112012 Benefits Update by: Michele Hill and Chuck Murphy.
    • September 26, 2011State of the University Address: We are One University: Five Year Report by President Seligman.
  • 2010 – 2011
    • May 10, 2011Report to the Faculty Senate by President Seligman.
    • April 12, 2011,Reports from Doug Phillips, Senior Vice President for Institutional Resources, on the management of the University’s investments, and from Ron Paprocki, Chief Financial Officer, on the plans for the Mount Hope College Town Development Project.
    • March 15, 2011Update from Dean Doug Lowry on the Eastman School and Dr. David Krusch of the Medical Center presented the New Electronic Health Record System in URMC.
    • February 8, 2011Presentation by Mark Taubman, Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry and Vice President of Health Sciences.
    • January 18, 2011Advancing the Teaching Enterprise of a Great University by Provost Kuncl.
    • December 14, 2010Health Care Reform by Steven I. Goldstein.
    • November 2, 2010Update of College Admissions by Jonathan Burdick.
    • October 5, 2010Third Annual Report on Faculty Recruitment and Retention data by Vivian Lewis, and the Revision of the Non-Discrimination Policy Statement by Paul Burgett.
    • September 7, 2010We are One University: five Year Report by Joel Seligman.
  • 2009 – 2010
    • May 4, 2010Update on Graduate Studies by Bruce Jacobs.
    • April 6, 2010State of the Faculty Address by Provost Ralph Kuncl – The preliminary materials and the powerpoint presentation have been posted.
    • March 16, 2010On-Line Course Evanluation – by Richard Feldman, Kathy Rideout, Jamal Rossi and John Podvin, and Security and Information Technology Presentation by David Lewis, Julie Myers and Chip Nimick.
    • February 16, 2010Athletics Department Presentation – George VanderZwaag, and Diversity Report Presenation – by Vivian Lewis.
    • January 19, 2010State of the University Address “Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize” by President Joel Seligman.
    • December 13, 2009Update on the Medical Center – by Mark Taubman, and Parking and Transportation by Ron Paprocki and Richard Pifer
    • November 3, 2009Report on University Endowment- by Doug Phillips and Presentation of Futurity – by Bill Murphy and Jenny Leonard
    • October 6, 2009H1N1 Preparedness, Presentations by: John Treanor, Ralph Manchester, and Mark Cavanaugh
    • September 8, 2009State of the University: Annual Report to the Faculty Senate – by President Joel Seligman
  • 2008 – 2009
    • May 12, 2009“State of the Faculty Address” – by Provost Ralph Kuncl and Report from the Sustainability Council – by Senior Associate Provost Carol Shuherk
    • April 14, 2009“State of the Warner School” – by Dean Rafaella Borasi, Update on College Admission – by Dean of Admissions Jonathan Burdick , and Report of Retirement Benefits – by Fank Wolfs co-chair of the Faculty Senate Benefits Committee
    • March 24, 2009College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Presentation – by Peter Lennie, Dean and Sr. Vice President of the College, School of Medicine and Dentistry Presentation – by Bradford Berk, Sr. Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO of the Medical Center, University Budget Update – by Ron Paprocki, Sr. Vice President and CFO, and Endowment Update – by Doug Phillips, Sr. Vice President of Institutional Resources
    • February 10, 2009School of Nursing Presentation- by Kathy Parker, Dean of the School of Nursing, and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Presentation – by Robert Clark, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
    • January 13, 2009“State of the University” – by President Joel Seligman
    • December 16, 2008“State of the Simon School” – by Mark Zupan, Dean of the Simon School, and The Budget Committee’s website on university finances – by Doug Ravenel, Co-Chair of the Budget Committee and an Unrecorded Session.
    • November 17, 2008Endowment – by Doug Phillips, Senior VP Institutional Resources and Information Security – by Julie Myers, Information Security Officer and Director of Security & Policy and Chip Nimick, Information Security Officer for the Medical Center, and Sue Stewart, Sr. Vice President and University Counsel.
      • Please visit the Morningstar website athttps://secure1.rochester.edu/hr/benefits/retirement/morningstar/which lists all of the University’s retirement options in one place with all of their requirements.  The website and gives you the ability to look at every option and hopefully make some better decisions with your 403(B) and TIAA-CREF funds.  We are the first university in the country to try this, so everyone is encouraged to use it.
    • October 14, 2008First Annual Report on Recruitment and Retention – by Lynne Davidson, Deputy to the President and Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and a Presentation by – Ed Hajim, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
    • September 9, 2008“State of the University Address” – by Joel Seligman, President
  • 2007 – 2008
    • May 13, 2008“State of the Faculty” – by Ralph Kuncl, Provost and Executive Vice President
    • April 15, 2008“Security and Emergency Preparedness” – by Ron Paprocki, Sr. Vice President & CFO, and Walter Mauldin, Director of University Security.
    • March 18, 2008Update on “Operation Advance” – by James Thompson, Sr. Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer
    • February 12, 2008The Campus Master Plan – by Ron Paprocki, Sr. Vice President and CFO and Kevin King, Consultant and Parking Update – by Richard Pifer, Associate Vice President of Facilities and Services
    • January 22, 2008, “State of the University” A ddress – by Joel Seligman, President & Gandhi Resolution
    • December 11, 2007Eastman School of Music Strategic Plan – by Dean Doug Lowry
    • November 13, 2007The College Strategic Plan – by Peter Lennie, Sr. Vice President & Dean of the College Faculty
    • October 16, 20072008 Healthcare Presentation – by Bradford Berk, Sr. Vice President of Health Sciences and CEO URMC & Strong Health, Charles Murphy, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, Michele Hill, Manager of Faculty and Staff Benefits and James Campbell (Mercer Consultant)
    • September 4, 2007Annual Report to Faculty Senate – by Joel Seligman, President
  • 2006 – 2007
    • May 15, 2007, “State of the Faculty Address” – by Charles Phelps, Provost and his Twin Brother (Ruse in Action)
    • April 17, 2007IT Overview and Open Dialogue – by David Lewis, Vice Provost & Chief Information Officer and Openness in Research Policy – by Susan Stewart, Sr. Vice President & University Counsel
    • March 20, 2007The Campus Master Plan – by Ron Paprocki, Sr. Vice President and CFO and Paul Tankel Consultant and Endowment Review – by Doug Philips, Sr. Vice President, Institutional Resources
    • February 20, 2007, Faculty Handbook Updates – by Lynne Davidson, Deputy to the President and Vice Provost of Faculty Development and Diversity and Susan Stewart, Sr. Vice President and University Counsel and University Logo Presentation – by Bill Murphy, Vice President of Communications
    • January 23, 2007, “State of the University” Address – by Joel Seligman, President
    • December 12, 2006, College Framework Strategic Plan – by Peter Lennie, Sr. Vice President & Dean of the College Faculty
    • November 14, 2006Faculty Development & Diversity – by Lynne Davidson, Deputy to the President and Vice Provost of Faculty Development and Diversity and Information Technology Policy – Charles Phelps, Provost
    • October 24, 2006Strategic Planning at the Medical Center – by Bradford Berk, Sr. Vice President of Health Sciences and CEO URMC & Strong Health
    • October 3, 2006Framework for Strategic Planning – by Joel Seligman, President
  • 2005 – 2006
    • May 16, 2006,“State of the Faculty Address” and Information Technology Policy – by Charles Phelps, Provost
    • April 18, 2006Update on Parking – by Richard Pifer, Associate Vice President of Facilities and Services and University Communications Plans – by Bill Murphy, Vice President of Communications
    • March 21, 2006Draft of the “2006 Medical Center Strategic Plan” – by Mac Evarts, Senior Vice President and Vice Provost for Health Affairs and Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Center
    • February 21, 2006Legionnaires Disease Update, Fair Labors Standard Acts, Search Update for Sr. Vice President for Health Sciences, and Report on Faculty Diversity and Inclusiveness – by Joel Seligman, President
    • January 17, 2006Steering Committee on Technologynology Commercialization & Corporate Alliances – by Susan Stewart, Sr. Vice President and University Counsel and Peter Robinson, Vice President and COO Medical Center & Strong Health Office and Sr. Vice President for Health Sciences and “Early Leaders” initiative – by Mark Zupan, Dean and Professor and Gregory MacDonald, Executive Director of MBA Admissions and Administration
    • December 13, 2005, Advancement and Development – by James Thompson, Sr. Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer and Tuition Benefits – by Joel Seligman, President
    • November 15, 2005, Drug Research and Tuition Benefits – by Charles Phelps, Provost and Healthcare Benefits – by Charles Murphy, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, and Michele Hill, Manager of Faculty and Staff Benefits
    • October 18, 2005Report from the School of Nursing – by Patricia Chiverton, Dean
    • September 20, 2005, “State of the University” Address – by Joel Seligman, President
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