Faculty Senate Update

Kristi Archuleta, Professor, Adult Education & Safety Sciences

faculty senate update

The UCO Faculty Senate holds meetings the second Thursday of each month. The regularly scheduled February meeting was held on Thursday, February 10th. Guest speakers began with an open session with Provost Charlotte Simmons. The Provost begins Faculty Senate meeting with an open session. Additional guest speakers providing open sessions included, Vice President of People and Culture, Diane Feinberg, and Dr. Eric Kyle, Director of the UCO 21st Century Pedagogy Institute. Laura Butler, UCO Legislative Liaison, also provided a legislative update. Laura will continue to be a frequent guest throughout the spring semester. A proposal about sustainability on campus was read and a proposal about faculty representation on the cabinet was voted on and approved. Additional legislation is expected at the upcoming spring meetings.

The next UCO Faculty Senate meeting will be held on Thursday, March 10th. To join this meeting request the Microsoft Teams link from a Faculty Senator or Faculty Senate President, Jennifer Barger Johnson at JBarger4@uco.edu.

For detailed information regarding contacting Faculty Senators, agendas, minutes, and legislation please visit the UCO Faculty Senate Blog.

Buddy Broncho made his first appearance in UCO's own newspaper The Vista. It was the October 3, 1932, issue where a Broncho appears wearing a UCO football uniform. He has appeared numerous times throughout the years from local Edmond papers in the 60's to state-wide papers in the 80's. The commissioning of the first ever live mascot appears in UCO's 1979 Bronze Book where Buddy Broncho made his first public appearance at Homecoming. Since that time, Buddy has been a fixture at UCO events and in the hearts of UCO students.