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, March 10th. Guest speakers began with an open session with Provost Charlotte Simmons, followed by Vice President for Communication and Public Affairs, Adrienne Nobles. As is often the pace of the spring Faculty Senate, several proposals and a resolution were presented for a first read through that will be voted on in the first April Faculty Senate meeting. Faculty Senate Joint Resolution, FSR-2021-2022-003: Affirmation of and Support for Sustainability on the UCO Campus passed as well as two proposals calling for Faculty Handbook updates. FSP-2021-2022-003: Faculty Handbook Chapter 3.1 Proposed Revisions, focused on class attendance and FSP-2021-2022-004: Faculty Handbook Chapter 4 Proposed Revisions, aimed at adding specific language and updates regarding human resources and benefits. Elections for the 2022-2024 term are underway and Faculty Senate Executive Committee Elections will be held at final meeting of the year at the end of April.

The April UCO Faculty Senate meetings will be held on Thursday, April 14th and Thursday, April 28th. To 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.