Shared Governance: Faculty Senate

Updated August 2015


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Charge

The principal decision-making body of the faculty:

  1. Review and advise the administration on the relative merits of creating new administrative structures, revising existing structures, and re-defining the purposes and functions of existing programs.
  2. Make recommendations to the administration regarding the academic calendar.
  3. Establishes courses of study, requirements for admission or transfer, and requirements for graduation for degrees; determines academic discipline.
  4. Reviews faculty grievances and makes recommendations to the President.
  5. Verifies faculty eligibility for promotion and tenure.
  6. Recommends to the president and Board of Trustees candidates for degrees; and regulates faculty status and conduct.

This Committee has the following authority:

  • Principal decision-making body of the University Faculty. Oversees quality of academic programs. Recommends candidates for degrees.
  • Advises Provost, President, and BOT

Membership

Name

Title / Role

Group Represented

Term

Kojo Amissa

GSC Chair

Ex Officio, Non-Voting Rep

2015 -2016

Kathryn Baldridge

UF Vice Chair

University Faculty Officers

2013 - 2016

Mathew Bakke

Professor, HSLS

Senators Representing Graduate Studies

2014 -2017

Pia Taavila-Borsheim

Professor, English

Senators Representing the UF At-Large

2015 - 2018

Scott Carollo

Professor

Senators Representing Undergraduate Studies

2014 - 2017

Jane Dillehay

Parliamentarian

Ex Officio, Non-Voting Rep

2015 - 2016

Mary Harman

SBG President

Paul Harrelson

Instructor, Interpretation

Senators Representing Undergraduate Studies

2014 - 2017

Patricia Hulsebosch

Admin, Rep

Ex Officio, Non-Voting Rep

2015 - 2016

Maz Kazemzadeh 

CUE/Associate Professor, Arts, Communication and Theatre

Senators Serving as Chairs of Legislative Councils

2015 - 2018

Larry Medwetsky *

Associate Professor, HSLS

Senators Representing the UF At-Large

2015 - 2016

Fouad Moussa

Assistant Professor, Business

Senators Representing the UF At-Large

2014 - 2017

Raylene Paludneviciene

Associate Provessor

Senate At Large

2012 - 2015

Lillie Ransom

Assistant Professor,Art, Comm & Theatre

Senators Representing the UF At-Large

2013 - 2016

Khadijat Rashid

UF Chair

University Faculty Officers

2013 - 2016

Roberto Sanchez

Asst. Professor, His/P&R/Soc

Senators Representing the UF At-Large

2013 - 2016

Risa Shaw

Professor, Linguistics

Senators Representing the UF At-Large

2015 - 2018

Caroline Solomon

Professor, STEM

Senators Representing Undergraduate Studies

2013 -2016

Phyllis Steele

GSA President

Mary Thumann

Assistant Professor, Linguistics

Senators Representing Graduate Studies

2013 - 2016

Kirk Van Gilder *

Assistant Professor, His/P&R/Soc

Senators Representing Undergraduate Studie

2015 - 2016

Christina Yukins

UF Secretary

University Faculty Officer+6

2015 - 2016

Faculty Senate Website

 * =  Appointment by University Faculty Chair
SL = Sabbatical Leave 
  
 


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