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Senate ORU Task Force


September 13, 2017

Dear Colleagues:

In June 2016, then Senate Chair Gerry Boss proposed creating a Senate task force to examine issues raised during reviews of Organized Research Units that spring. Senate Council agreed, and the Senate Task Force to Consider Organized Research Units (ORUs) was formed. The Task Force has completed its work and submitted a report. A cover letter from Task Force Chair Frank Powell and the report are attached.

Chairs who wish to place this item on their committee’s agenda are encouraged to do so.  I am requesting that the following committees submit a formal response:

  • Committee on Diversity and Equity
  • Committee on Planning and Budget
  • Committee on Research
  • Educational Policy Committee
  • Graduate Council

As always, feedback is welcome from any committee that would like to submit comments.

The timeline for the Senate’s consideration is as follows:

  • October 31, 2017 Responses due
  • November 13, 2017 Senate Council consideration

All comments received by the response date will be included in the Divisional response.

Farrell Ackerman
Academic Senate, San Diego Division