The Academic Senate was created in 1995 through the adoption of the Charter of Academic Governance, and replaced its predecessor organization, the Faculty Council. Senate seats are apportioned to the Colleges and Educational Development Faculty based on the number of the faculty in that unit. There are currently a total of 41 Senators and of the 41 senators, 34 Senators are elected for three-year terms. Serving as ex-officio members are the Provost, one vice-president, two academic deans, one Associate Provost, Director of the Wallace Library, the Chair of Staff Council, and the President of Student Government. The President of the Institute is also an ex-officio, non-voting member. The officers of the Senate, who act as the Executive Committee, consist of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Operations Officer, Treasurer, and Communications Officer. There are also eleven standing committees, with some of the membership being elected by the various colleges, and some being appointed by the Senate as at-large members. The Senate generally meets every other Thursday from 12:05 p.m. until 1:50 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.
|Contact Persons:||Paul Tymann, Chair
Vivian Gifford, Senior Staff Assistant
|Telephone:||(585) 475-2016 (V/TTY)|
|Location:||Eastman Hall, Room 2106Campus Map|
|Emails:||Paul Tymann, Vivian Gifford|