University Senate

The University Senate is the deliberative body for the discussion of University-wide policies and proposed changes in University practices and structure. The Senate sets its agenda with particular concern for academic programs and structure, personnel and budgetary policies, development of facilities, and community, professional, and educational relations of the University. The Senate makes any recommendations regarding policies and practices of the University to the President and Chancellor and, through the President and Chancellor, to the Board of Trustees.

The Senate has the power to act upon educational matters and regulations of the academic community that affect more than one school, fixes the length of terms and vacations and defines the University calendar, and makes recommendations regarding educational programs, policies, and University publications. It also determines the time, place and manner of Commencement Exercises, and of other public occasions affecting more than one school of the University.

2016-2017 Executive Committee

  • Andrew Hamilton, President of the University
  • Thomas Carew, Chair of the Deans Council
  • Fred Carl, Chair of the C-Faculty Senators Council
  • Raymond Lutzky, Chair of the Administrative Management Council
  • Allen Mincer, Chair of the T-Faculty Senators Council
  • Terrance Nolan, University Secretary
  • Ryan Thomas, Chair of the Student Senators Council

2016-2017 Schedule of Meetings

All University Senate meetings are held in the Colloquium Room, #566, of the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life located at 238 Thompson Street.

  • Thursday, October 6, 2016
    9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 10, 2016
    9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016
    9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017
    9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017
    9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.