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Without the faculty, the university and its mission of creating, assessing, and spreading knowledge would cease to exist. Faculty Senate represents the voice of the faculty, advising the Administration on issues related to teaching and research to ensure that those endeavors are carried out in rigorous, thoughtful, inclusive, and creative ways. We enact this “shared governance” through electing representatives to Senate, Senate Committees, and All-University Committees who meet regularly to deliberate over a wide range of issues in the life of the university. Your responsibility as a faculty member is to participate by keeping abreast of issues which affect faculty, electing capable faculty to represent your interests, and serving in governance roles which benefit your unit, your college, and the university.
If we as faculty do not make our voices heard, the decisions of the university will proceed without us, and the quality of education and research for the good of our students and our society will suffer. There was never a time when this was unimportant, but now more than ever, when the university must examine its priorities to ensure its future, the faculty voice is crucial.
I invite you to join us in the important work of faculty governance. Look for regular communication from us regarding a variety of opportunities, events and issues. Explore more information on the mechanics and history of Faculty Senate here. (just make “here” a hyperlink to whatever the place happens to be now.) Please reach out to learn more about how you can be involved with Faculty Senate and how we can to assist you in your endeavors.
Gregory D. Loving (Social Sciences, Clermont College)
Chair, UC Faculty and Faculty Senate (2020-2022)
ABOUT THE 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.
MORE INFORMATION AND MONTHLY UPDATES
All faculty have access to our Faculty Senate SharePoint site; more advanced access is provided for some pages for Faculty Senate representatives.
FACULTY SENATE MEETINGS
Senate Meetings are generally on the second Thursday of every month from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.. The dates below apply for 2020-21. For Fall, these are anticipated to be held as virtual meetings.
Faculty are welcome to attend all meetings. Senators and Officers, along with presenters, have the floor at regularly-scheduled Senate meetings. Other faculty and interested attendees can enter questions on the chat so that Senators can relay those to the relevant individual.
In addition, faculty are invited to and typically may actively participate in All-University meetings which are held once each in fall and spring. The President's All-University address is typically presented at the Spring meeting.
FALL 2020 MEETINGS
November 12 (joint meeting with Student Governments)