The Faculty Senate passed a Climate Action Resolution in May 2021 calling on the University to take action to address the climate crisis.
For the Academic Year 2021-2022 meetings will alternate between in-person and virtual. The first meeting of each semester will be held in-person. In-person meetings follow current COVID guidelines for classroom instruction.
Senate Meeting Dates
Sept. 21st (in-person)
Oct. 5th (virtual); 19th (in-person)
Nov. 2nd (virtual); 16th (in-person)
Dec. 7th (virtual)
Jan. 11th (virtual as needed)
Feb. 8th (in-person); 22nd (virtual)
March 8th (in-person); 29th (virtual)
April 12th (in-person); 26th (virtual)
May 10th (in-person)
Faculty Senate President
Professor of Mathematics
Office hours: 2:00 -3:00 W/Th; 10:00 - 12:00 Tu/W; or virtually by appointment
Faculty Senate Office
University Services Associate
Dempsey Hall, Room 205
Office hours: Virtually M–F, 8:00 – 4:30
The Faculty Senate is the primary governing body for the faculty in the University’s system of shared governance. As the faculty’s leading representative body, it has all the powers vested in the faculty except for those reserved by the Constitution or delegated to university committees, colleges, schools, departments or equivalent units. The Senate:
is the official organization through which the faculty can assert their primary responsibility for all academic and educational activities as well as faculty personnel matters.
actively participates in the study, formulation, development, enactment and review of the institution’s policies.
is responsible for cooperative institutional governance, effective communication and administrative oversight, and it exercises participatory rights over budgetary matters.
acts as a voice for all university faculty, represents their interests and maintains their prerogatives.