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Faculty Senate

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The Powers and Duties of the Faculty Senate: The faculty senate shall exercise the powers of the university faculty in the interim between its meetings. It shall be the duty of the faculty senate to consider and, if necessary, act on matter referred to it by the president of the university, by the university faculty, or by any member thereof. In addition to initiating actions on these referred matters, the faculty senate will consider and act on other pertinent matters relating to the missions and operation of the university. Every action taken on matter affecting the university shall be reported to the university faculty by the chairperson of the university faculty in a timely manner, but no later than at its next regular meeting.                          

 3361:50-3-02 University faculty: bylaws, Article II. The faculty senate, Section 1. Powers and duties


Faculty Senate Meeting
Joint Governance Meeting
February 12, 2014

400 A,B,C TUC
Earlier Start time
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Packet

View the Streamed Video Recording of the October 23, 2014 All-University Faculty Meeting


A Message from the Chair


Tracy Herrmann
Chair, University Faculty

The University of Cincinnati has a strong commitment to Shared Governance, as evidenced by the University‚Äôs Integrated Decision Making Process. Under this process, Faculty Senate is linked to the chief academic officer, the Provost. The Faculty Senate is the primary governance body representing the university faculty and, pursuant to rule 3361:50-3-01 of the Administrative Code, considers matters affecting the university and makes available to the president and the Board of Trustees its aid, advice, and counsel. Faculty Senate also works with both the undergraduate and graduate student governance bodies on policy issues. The Faculty Senate web-site is designed to keep faculty informed of our activities. We hope you will find the site useful and informative.  I look forward to working with and for you over the next couple of years.

Reports from the Chair


  • January 15, 2015
  • February 12, 2015
  • March 12, 2015
  • April 9, 2015
  • Annual Report

Faculty Senate Meetings are held in TUC , room 400 A,B,C 3:30 - 5:00p.m.


August 21, 2014  Boot Camp
Meeting Packet

September 11, 2014

Meeting Packet


October 16, 2014 UC-Blue Ash

Meeting Packet


November 13, 2014

Meeting Packet


December 11, 2014

Meeting Packet Minutes

January  15, 2015* Third Thursday

Meeting Packet Minutes

February 12, 2015

Meeting Packet Minutes

March 12, 2015** 4051 MSB

Meeting Packet Minutes
April 9, 2015
Meeting Packet Minutes
2013-2014 reports    

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