Review this section for important information and Initiatives pertaining to all Northwestern faculty. 

See the Ombudsman Program page for information on this ongoing initiative.

Governance Documents

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2014-2015 Initiatives

Major initiatives recently discussed by the Faculty Senate can be reviewed below. Information on resolutions from previous years can be found in the Archive.


Budget Committee Resolution to Conduct Survey: Motion Adopted December 3, 2014
The Budget Committee will survey tenure-line faculty opinion on the distribution of the pool of money for salary increases between retention and merit cases. The survey would consist of not more than two or three short questions, together with a space to submit further anonymous comments. Since salaries in Feinberg, Kellogg and Law are not part of the central budget, and the School of Professional Studies is also a special case, this survey would initially only cover faculty with appointments in the six schools which enroll undergraduates: Bienen, Communication, McCormick, Medill, SESP and Weinberg.