The Faculty Senate plays an important role in the shared governance of the university. The Faculty Senate populates committees; formulates policies and regulations related to general education, admissions, and curriculum; and provides advice and recommendations to university administration. The organization and function of Faculty Senate is described in the Bylaws.
During the regular academic year the Faculty Senate meets on the third Thursday of each month at 3:10 pm.
Details about each meeting, including the agenda, related materials, and link to live video of the meeting are available on out Agendas Minutes and Meetings page.
Senate Planning Site
The Faculty Senate Executive Committee maintains a planning site that includes:
- A list of the Faculty Senate President's Priorities.
- A planner listing current, future and completed tasks of the Faculty Senate
- A president's notebook, including notes from meetings the president attends as a representative of the faculty.
Faculty members can submit concerns to the Faculty Senate through one or more of the following means:
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