Transparency Committee

Brief Description: 

Review UO's procedures regarding access to public records and financial information, and evaluate the effectiveness of those procedures. Accept and review complaints from faculty, staff, or students regarding access to public records and financial information, and make suggestions to the UO public records officer and President's office on resolving such complaints.

Background: 

Motion US09/10-7 establishes a Senate public records review committee (Transparency Committee). The establishment of the committee was approved at the UO Senate meeting on 12 May 2010.

Charge and Responsibilities: 

The Committee shall;

a) Review UO's procedures regarding access to public records and financial information, and evaluate the effectiveness of those procedures. The Senate requests that the administration give the committee free and unfettered access to a listing of public records requests and their status, and to any reports by the UO public records officer to the administration regarding public records.

b) Accept and review complaints from faculty, staff, or students regarding access to public records and financial information, and make suggestions to the UO public records officer and President's office on resolving such complaints.

c) Hold only open meetings.

d) Have terms of appointment for two years, staggered.

Membership Requirements: 

Voting: 3 tenured faculty members, not more than 2 from CAS, not more than 1 from any 1 other college. Ex officio non-voting member: UO Public Records Officer.

Reporting Deadlines: 

The committee shall make a written report to the Senate once a year describing the state of access to public records and financial information and describing any complaints and their resolution.

Reports to the Senate: 

Senate Transparency Committee minutes, 01/12/2012

Audio recording of Senate Transparency Meeting 09/20/2011

Senate Transparency Meeting Agenda 09/20/2011

Public Records fee waiver and rescission 2011-2012

Current Members: 
MemberUnitContactTerm Exp June
 Chair
Naomi ZackPhilosophynzack@uoregon.edu2016 
Gina PsakiRomance Languagesrpsaki@uoregon.edu2016 
Scott MaierJournalism & Communicationsmaier@uoregon.edu2015 
David HubinOffice of the Presidenthubin@uoregon.eduEx Officio Non-Voting 
Category or Type: 

Standing Committee

Selection Process: 

Appointed