News and Perspectives
For the last two years, The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life (GSC), the Transgender Advisory and Action Team (TAAT), and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) have been drafting and receiving feedback on a policy that aims to create a respectful and supportive campus for transgender and gender non-conforming students, staff, and faculty. Two recent Star Tribune articles featured the draft policy, leading to questions and concerns about the impact on our transgender and gender non-conforming community members and on the future of the policy.
Keeping Our American Indian Faculty and Faculty of Color Symposium VIII: Power, Policy and Academic Freedom
March 31 - April 2, 2019
Graduate Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Greetings Campus Colleagues:
You are cordially invited to a free brown bag webinar on Wednesday, August 15, brought to you by staff in the University of Minnesota Career Services Administration, International Student and Scholar Services, and the Career Services office for the College of Liberal Arts.
Brown Bag Webinar:
The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost added a webpage to its site, Academic Freedom and Free Speech at the University of Minnesota. The page provides a listing of the official policies and codes of conduct that affirm and address academic freedom and free speech protections and responsibilities at the University. Quotes from President Eric W. Kaler and Executive Vice President Provost Karen Hanson underscore the University's commitment to free speech and academic freedom.
The Bias Response and Referral Network (BRRN) has published its year-two report to the Twin Cities campus community. The report includes year-two highlights, information about incidents reported to the BRRN over the last year, and recommendations for the coming year. The report can be found here.