Faculty Senate

About Us


The University of Cincinnati Faculty Senate:

  • Considers matters affecting the university;
  • Counsels the President, Provost, and Board of Trustees;
  • Works with and for faculty; and
  • Acts upon those matters as necessary and on other pertinent matters relating to the mission and operations of the University.

        See: Ohio Revised Code 3361: 50-3-02


Monthly Meetings:

  • Faculty Senate meetings are open to the public and faculty, staff, students, and administrators are welcome to attend.
  • Most Senate meetings are held the second Thursday of the month in TUC (400 ABC) from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. See calendar below and other announcements for more details.


Dear Faculty,

This year has been a busy and enjoyable one as Faculty Senate Chair. I appreciate getting to know those of you who have been involved in Faculty Senate and those of you with whom we have worked this year.

Thank you to the many representatives who have worked diligently this year in a variety of capacities: as Officer, Senator, Chair or Committee Member of Faculty Senate Standing Committees, or Committee Member of one of the All-University Governance Committees. In your work, often in cooperation with staff, administrators, and students, you have embodied shared governance: working together to include faculty voices in decision-making throughout the university.

It has also been a pleasure to work with other constituents throughout the university, and we thank the many presenters--including the President and Provost and various unit heads and other faculty from across the university--who have provided vital information to help spur discussion and action on a variety of matters affecting the university. These matters, in turn, have all been addressed in service of further promoting educational excellence at our institution.

Faculty, please remember that as we update this version of the website, you are welcome to log into the Faculty Senate SharePoint site to review monthly documents representing our business meetings throughout the year.

I look forward to working with you in the upcoming year. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to learn more about how you, too, can be involved with Faculty Senate and how we might be able to assist you in your endeavors.

All the best,

Cynthia Nitz Ris (A&S / English)

Chair, UC Faculty and Faculty Senate




Upcoming Meetings

Faculty Senate Cabinet Meeting

Thursday, June 6, 2019

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  

Edwards One Room 3120G


Faculty Senate Meeting

Thursday, June 13, 2019

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

400 TUC Room AB


Faculty Senate Bootcamp

Thursday, August 22, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

400 TUC Room ABC



Picture of Faculty Senate Chair Cynthia Ris

Cynthia Nitz Ris, Faculty Chair


Faculty Senate Dates for 2018-19   

Cabinet Meetings

3120G Edwards One

First Thursday (unless noted)

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Senate Meetings

400 TUC (unless noted)

Second Thursday (unless noted)

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Other Meetings


August 9 (2nd Th)

August 16 (Boot Camp* & Senate mtg; 3rd Th)


September 6

September 13  

October 4

October 18 (3rd Th)

AUM Oct 23** (3:00 - 5:00 p.m)

Oct. 30 Life of the Mind

November 1

November 8 (w/ Student Govt)  

December 6

December 13  

January 10 (2nd Th)

January 17 (3rd Th)  

February 7

February 14 (@ UC Clermont)  
March 7
March 14
Mar 6 Life of the Mind
April 4 April 11

AUM Ap 18** (3:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

Awards Ceremony Ap 25** (3-5 p.m.

May 2 May 9  
June 6   June 13    
July 13 *** (2nd Th) July 20 *** (3rd Th)

Archive Material




* Boot Camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

** In TUC Great Hall

*** Cancelled