Faculty Senate

  Faculty senate 2017-18

2017-2018 Faculty Senate Members

First Row: Paige Miller, Hossein Najafi, Karyn Wells, Megan Langie, Tammy Kincaid, Mark Klapatch, Amber Remble, John Heppen, Logan Kelly, Glenn Spiczak

Second Row: Lori Swanson, Doug Margolis, Thomas Pedersen, Faye Perkins, Ryan Bench, Marshall Toman, Bob Coffman, Dean Van Galen, Mialisa Moline, Michelle Parkinson

Missing:  Rellen Hardtke, Karl Peterson, Ogden Rogers, Kenneth White

The Faculty Senate is the legislative arm of the faculty. As such, the faculty delegates to the Senate its powers and responsibilities as affect the academic policies and programs, faculty affairs, and the general welfare of the University in accordance with the provisions of Article III.

Senate Structure


Powers, Duties, and Responsibilities of the Faculty Senate


  • Receive and consider suggestions, proposals, and recommendations brought before the Senate by the faculty, student body, and the administrative staff.
  • Prepare resolutions, proposals, recommendations, and specific legislation for faculty action.
  • Participate with the Chancellor in the establishment and termination of the functions and memberships of all standing committees. There shall be provision for the establishment of faculty committees within the By-laws of the Constitution. Specific provisions governing the powers, responsibilities, and procedures of faculty committees and the procedure of their appointment are to be found in the By-laws of the Constitution.
  • Serve as coordinating and expediting agency for the work of standing committees and assign responsibility along with the Chancellor for the execution of studies and activities of these committees. All recommendations for policy changes in the orientation and direction of all committees must be submitted for approval to both the Faculty Senate and the Chancellor.
  • Study and recommend policies designed to improve faculty welfare.
  • Establish general interpretations of academic policy and regulations.
  • Conduct nominations and elections of members of the Senate, as defined in Article VI Section C.
  • Inform the general faculty, the administration, and the student body of all Senate actions affecting the areas of their respective concerns.
  • Recommend to the Chancellor the University calendar, subject to the regulations of the Board of Regents.
  • Provide for and regulate such funds as may be raised and expended by the general faculty.
  • Study and make recommendations concerning any other subjects relative to the general welfare of the University.