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Faculty Senate

"Student Centered and Faculty Driven"


Welcome from the Faculty Senate Chair

It is a great pleasure for me to be serving as your Faculty Senate Chairperson. We are excited about this new academic year and the unlimited opportunities that are ahead of us. The Faculty Senate Executive Committee and your Departmental Senators look forward to representing you. The actions that the Senate takes affect almost all aspects of your University life. It’s important that we hit the ground running.

All of us have a special role to play to move our University to the next level, so it is vitally important that you be familiar with the policies of your Department, College, School and University. An informed professor is an engaging professor. Shared Governance is all about getting involved in university decision making, putting forth initiatives, participating at all levels, letting your voice be heard, collaborating between administration, faculty and staff, teamwork and of course accountability.

We look forward to a very productive academic year! So, bring a colleague to the general faculty meetings held on the fourth Thursday of each month in 228 Hall Patterson from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

I cannot think of another University I would rather be at than this “Student Centered and Faculty Driven University”. To all of you, thank you for choosing to be part of this great institution, welcome, and have a great year.

B. Lee Stackhouse
Chair, Faculty Senate