As elected representatives, Faculty Senators are responsible for initiating, reviewing, and recommending policies affecting all segments of the University.

Additionally, your Senator is responsible for being diligent and informed concerning all issues that may be acted upon, and shall be available not only to you, their constituent, but also to all members of the University community. Finally, Senators are empowered by majority vote of the Senate to affirm, amend, remand, or reverse any recommendations made by committees reporting to or through the Senate.

Each faculty member is encouraged to be engaged with the faculty governance on the campus through your respective Faculty Senator.

The meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month at 3:05 pm in the Multipurpose Room on the third floor of Ellender Memorial Library. A monthly call for meeting agenda items is e-mailed to all faculty and includes a reminder of the date, time, and location. All faculty are encouraged to attend. Under the open meetings law, anyone can attend the meeting. However, only senators and invited guests (on the agenda) are allowed to take part in the discussions. The exception is the faculty association meeting, which allows all faculty to participate in the discussions.