Scheduling Time on an Faculty Senate (FS) Meeting Agenda

Guidance for AY 2023-2024

General Information

Faculty Senate (FS) meetings are typically held on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. two to three times per month during fall and spring semesters.  Specific information on meeting dates and locations for AY 23-24 can be found on the Senate website.  FS meetings are audio-recorded to assist in providing accurate minutes.  As a member of Senate, the provost (non-voting) regularly attends FS meetings, particularly when policy-related topics are scheduled. 

Any member of the RIT community can submit a charge to the Senate, either directly to the FS Executive Committee (FSEC) or through individual senators.  FSEC reviews each submitted charge and assigns it to one of FS’ standing committees. Each standing committee submits an annual plan of work to address its charges for full Senate approval in September. Charges received and assigned at other times during the academic year are addressed as they arise and are able to be accommodated on FS agendas.  Current committee charges, reports, and membership can be found on the Standing Committees link.  

FS Executive Committee (FSEC) typically meets on Mondays when the full Senate is not in session from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., unless there is a Board of Trustees meeting.   FSEC sets the agenda for meetings of the full Senate.  For large or complex topics or issues, FSEC may request a preliminary meeting with the presenter(s).

Members of FSEC for AY 2023-2024 are: 

Atia Newman ( - Chair
Samuel Malachowsky​ ( - Vice Chair
Hamad Ghazle ( Operations Officer
Stephen Aldersley ( - Communications Officer
Keri Barone ( - Treasurer

Administrative support to FS is provided by:  

Tamaira Brown
Policy, University Council and Faculty Senate Coordinator
585-475-2016 (phone) (e-mail)
2106 Eastman Hall

Suggested Protocol

Making Contact.  To request time on an upcoming FS agenda, complete the Senate Presentation Request Form

Submitting Materials.  If you’re submitting materials, they should be sent via e-mail to Tamaira at least five business days prior to the meeting to provide senators with sufficient time to review information related to your topic.