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Student Motion Passed to Divulge Past Practice – U of O Granting Program

January 19, 2012

Update to my December 20, 2011 report about the Senate Teaching and Teaching Committee’s project to establish a Terms of Reference for the university’s $80,000/year “Teaching and Learning Grants” program:

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From: Joseph Hickey
To: Members of the Senate Committee on Teaching and Teaching Evaluation
Date: January 19, 2012
Subject:  Motion passed re: Teaching & Teaching Evaluation Committee: Teaching and Learning Grants Program: Selection Commitee

Dear Members of the Senate Teaching & Teaching Evaluation Committee,

A motion was passed at this afternoon’s committee meeting regarding the composition of the Selection Committee of the Teaching and Learning Grant’s program (the “Selection Committee”).  I have referred to this matter in several e-mails following the Ad Hoc committee’s meeting of Dec. 19, 2011 and leading up to today’s meeting.  I moved that the members of the Senate Teaching and Teaching Evaluation Committee shall:

A) Receive the history of the composition of the Selection Committee, or;
B) Receive a confirmation that such information does not exist, or;
C) Receive confirmation that such information does exist but would be too difficult to obtain and distribute to the members of the Senate Teaching and Teaching Evaluation Committee members.

The motion passed with 3 votes for, 2 votes against, and 2 abstentions.

A note to the Chair: Mr. Herry, you questioned my motives at this afternoon’s meeting multiple times, making such statements as “I know you would like us to spend 1000 hours looking for these documents,” and “I think your goal is not really to make this thing advance” and “it’s just a way of distracting.”  I would appreciate it if you would refrain from making such statements that arraign my motivations for pursuing my representative work on the Senate Teaching and Teaching Evaluation Committee.  My representative work is in the interests of students and the institution.

Sincerely,
Joseph Hickey
Student Senator (FGPS, Sciences)

 

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