Resolution 105: Change Time of the Faculty Senate Meetings

Passed:  March 11, 2015
Sponsors: Cynthia Leifer, Jill Frank and Michael Fontaine and the University Faculty Committee (UFC)
Senate Discussions:  March 11, 2015

Whereas the 2010 Faculty Work Life Survey indicated that the timing of departmental meetings and functions was stressful for nearly half of Cornell’s
faculty members (48%);
Whereas women and underrepresented minorities are more affected by longdistance, dual-career situations and elder-care responsibilities that limit their on campus work time;
Whereas at least three local daycare centers close at 5pm, with most others closing at 5:30pm;
Whereas there are more dual-career faculty members at Cornell than ever before;
Whereas 46% of women faculty and 16% of men who are in dual-career situations live separately for at least part of the year or commute at least a one hour from home;
Whereas the Provost , Deans and Department Chairs agreed to conduct university business at “Core Meeting Times,” between the hours of 8:30 am and 5pm to support work/life balance for all faculty;
Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate move its meeting to start and end within the regular university business hours of 8:30am-5pm.
Be it also resolved that the Dean of Faculty, in consultation with human resources, the registrar and the Provost or his/her representative, be charged with identifying the new senate meeting time to go into effect Fall 2015.

Term 2014-2015
Senate University Faculty Senate
Status Adopted 3/11/15
Abstract Be it also resolved that the Dean of Faculty, in consultation with human resources, the registrar and the Provost or his/her representative, be charged with identifying the new senate meeting time to go into effect Fall 2015.
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Title Change Time of the Faculty Senate Meetings
Sponsors Cynthia Leifer, Jill Frank and Michagel Fontaine
Reviewing Committee University Faculty Committee (UFC)

Resolution History

Date Action View Details
2/17/15 Received Proposal from nominators
3/11/15 Adopted by Faculty Senate
3/11/15 Referred to Dean of Faculty Office to Implement
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