Topics of Interest
- SEC Resolution on the Cheif unanamously approved 5/22/2013
- Collective Bargaining and Faculty Unionization Discussion at Feb 4, 2013 Senate meeting: supporting and opposing presentations, meeting video, and a related bibliography and literature review by Tim Cain
- Illinois Open Meetings Act
- SEC Task Force Report on Coursera
- USC Resolution on Pension Reform, April 27, 2012
- Chancellor's Task Force on Unofficial St. Patrick's Day
Charge Letter and Task Force Report
- Strategic Enrollment Management: The Path Forward and supporting letters to the Senate and USC
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2012-13 Senate Executive Committee (SEC) Chair Matthew Wheeler