On 3 December 2003, the UO Senate voted to postpone consideration of
US034-5 and to ask UO Senate President Bowditch to appoint a special
ad hoc committee to deal with issues arising the debate.
The meeting began with a review of the charge to the committee: After
consulting widely with faculty, staff, and students,
a) discuss and recommend language to amend the current OAR 571-20 regarding subpoenas of student records;
b) discuss and recommend language for inclusion in the faculty handbook regarding such subpoenas;
c) discuss and recommend language for inclusion in a policy statement to be issued by the university concerning procedures to
respond to such subpoenas;
d) frame an appropriate motion(s) for the Senate that would address the committee's recommendations in the above three areas.
Pursuant to item (a) of its charge, the committee discussed a document to amend OAR 572-020 which was presented at the UO Senate . Professor Epps suggested replacing the phrase "suponea ordering" by "suponea, whether or not that suponea orders" to clarify the intent. Professor Pope suggested adding language at the beginning of the motion to ask that the information in the OAR be distributed widely to the campus community. This resulted in a working draft.The committee decided to
The committee then adjourned. It is anticipated that the next meeting of the Committee will be Thursday 15 January 2004; all members of the University Community are invited. At this meeting, the Committee will consider carefully any comments made by the Senate concerning the draft document discussed above. The committee will then take up the second item in the charge -- to discuss and recommend language for inclusion in the faculty handbook regarding such subpoenas.
Peter B Gilkey (Chair)
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