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Office of the Faculty Senate


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The Faculty Senate is a governing body established by the Board of Trustees with representative faculty members selected by each college or school.

The Faculty Senate consists of 10 percent of the voting members of the faculty, elected by each college, school, or regional campus, except that the clinical, teaching faculty from each School of Medicine will be represented by three faculty.

Senators are elected for a three-year term in the spring, with the term beginning with the fall semester. Every spring semester, colleges and schools elect senators to replace those whose terms have expired and to fill unexpired terms. Vacancies occurring after the spring election are filled promptly by a method determined by each college or school (such as by special election or appointment by the dean).

Each spring semester, the Faculty Senate office calculates the appropriate senate representation for each college and school. Every faculty member has the right to attend and address the senate, but only senators may vote. The minutes, as well as video recordings, of senate meetings are available to all members of the faculty.

The general faculty's powers may be changed only by the general faculty. The Faculty Senate may execute these powers on behalf of the general faculty.