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Faculty Senate

Representative and elected body of the faculty

Resolutions, Motions & Initiatives

Approved during the 2017-2018 academic year

A motion to withdraw the Senate from the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) was agreed to on February 14, 2018. 

On January 11, 2018, the Senate passed the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate be amended as follows:

 Article IV, Section 2: Strike out “five business days before the regularly scheduled meetings” and insert “forty-eight (48) hours before the scheduled call to order of regularly scheduled meetings.”

 A modification of the text would be as follows:

 Article IV Meetings:

 Section 2: The agenda (order of business) for the meetings must be conveyed to the Faculty Senate forty-eight (48) hours before the scheduled call to order of regularly scheduled meetings. The agenda (order of business) for special meetings must be sent to the Faculty Senate at least one day in advance of the meetings. The agenda (order of business) will include names of non-Senators who are permitted to address the Senate. Other non-Senators wishing to address the Senate must receive the approval of a majority of Senators present in order to do so.

On November 8, 2017, the Senate approved a motion to send a resolution on non-tenure eligible faculty unionization, submitted by professors from the History department, to the Non-Tenure Eligible Committee for timely review and consideration.

View all 2017-2018 resolutions


Remarks by Faculty Senate President Robert Hariman

Welcoming dinner for Provost Jonathan Holloway.

Report from the Organization of Women Faculty 

Adopted on June 1, 2017.

Statement on Academic Freedom 

Adopted on June 1, 2017.

Report on Faculty Salaries from the Senate Salary and Benefits Committee

Adopted on May 3, 2017.

Overview Report of the Secure Faculty Survey Committee on the 2015 Faculty Perspectives Survey

 Report presented to the Senate on April 5, 2017.

Report of the Faculty Rights & Responsibilities Committee Recommending the Establishment of a University Ombuds Office

Adopted on March 1, 2017. 

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