The 2022 University Senate meeting was held on Monday, November 21, 2022, 3:15-5:00 pmBelow are the agenda, related meeting materials, and a request for feedback on the Faculty Senate restructuring discussion.

Meeting materials:

11/21/2022 Agenda for the University Senate Meeting (see below)

10/4/2021 University Senate minutes to be approved

Faculty Senate Restructuring Discussion Materials:






Welcome: President Santa J. Ono
3:15 Call to Order and Welcome of President Santa J. Ono
3:25 President Ono Address
3:35 Q&A Session with President Ono (Questions Presented by Chair Pedraza)
University Senate Regular Business
3:45 Approval of 10/4/2021 Minutes / Announcements
  Faculty Senate Restructuring Discussion
3:50 Overview of Faculty Restructuring Discussion (Chair Pedraza)
4:00 Brian Zink, Speaking in Favor of Admitting the Clinical Faculty
4:10 Margherita Fontana, Speaking in Favor of Admitting the Clinical Faculty
4:15 Kentaro Toyama, Speaking in Favor of Admitting the Lecturers
4:20 Michael Thouless, Speaking Against Expanding the Faculty Senate
4:30 Rebekah Modrak, Speaking Against Expanding the Faculty Senate
4:35 Chair Pedraza, Presenting Common Arguments Against Expanding the Faculty Senate
4:40 Open Discussion Moderated by Chair Pedraza
4:55 Request for Feedback Regarding Faculty Senate Restructuring (Google Form): [link provided during the meeting].
4:56 Matters Arising
5:00 Adjourn


Meeting registration is closed

In-person location:

University Hall, Rm 2000, University Hall, Alexander G. Ruthven Building, 1109 Geddes Ave, Room 2000, Ann Arbor, MI

Virtual attendance:

Link was provided after registration.


For those attending in person, please make your way to the second floor upon entering the Ruthven Building. There are stairs available immediately upon entering the front door. For elevator access, please follow the hallway to the left of the stairs, and the elevator is situated on the right side of the hallway. Once on the second floor, please see the signage posted for directions to University Hall.