Founding Document: Sen. Doc. No. 24-030


To explore the terrain around statements by departments and other university units and to clarify the various issues that arise when making them. The idea is to provide a helpful map of that terrain, and a compass for navigation.

To provide, in the light of the results of this exploration, guidelines that the Faculty Senate can recommend for departments, academic units, and the university as a whole about the meanings and implications of making organizational statements.

In the course of its work, the Ad Hoc Committee will undertake consultations with a broad set of campus constituencies – including, but not limited to, Academic Deans, Department Heads and Chairs, Directors of Institutes and Centers, Campus Administration, the General Counsel, Faculty, and Student Governance Bodies.