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Senate Summary | October 2022

If you missed the Academic Senate meeting on Oct. 3, 2022, or need a refresher, then keep reading for the highlights from the meeting. For more information on the Academic Senate, click here.

Debate Calendar

Certificate in Cognitive Science

Eric Hutton, chair of the Department of Philosopy presented on the Department of Philosophy's proposal for a new interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate in cognitive science.

Information & Recommendation Calendar

University Connected Learning Overview and Online Proctoring Update

Deborah Keyek-Franssen, associate vice president and dean for University Connected Learning (UCL) gave a brief overview of UCL for new senators and provided recommendations and addressed questions about online exam proctoring based on a recent court case in Ohio.

Combining Health Care, Education & Partnership in West Valley

Anna Carpenter, Chase Hagood, Cameron Wright and Jennifer Mayer-Glenn presented on the following:

The University of Utah’s initiative to build a campus in West Valley is a new model of how a leading research institution can support and collaborate with communities for positive societal impact.

The U West Valley project, which began in 2021 with plans to build a world-class hospital and outpatient health center, has evolved to include an academic campus, workforce development programs and economic development strategies—all designed to build on existing community assets and contribute to the well-being, prosperity and vibrancy in the West Valley area.

Article posted on @theU.