The official faculty organization is the Faculty Senate. It functions as an advisory body -- part of the University's structure -- through which faculty members participate in the governance of the University.

The Senate:

  • Identifies the interests and preferences of the Faculty about issues of significance to them and to other groups in the University community. 

  • In response to specific requests from the Administration, it acts in an advisory capacity to the Administration. 

  • Initiates recommendations to the Administration on behalf of the Faculty. 

  • Represents the Faculty's views on issues needing decisions and resolution by the Administration.