Faculty SenateNEXT MEETING DATE
4:00 p.m. in the Student Union Key West, room 218
New Senate Item Updates
Dr. Thad Seymour, vice provost for UCF Downtown and Dr. Michael Frumkin, dean of the College of Health and Public Affairs presented a UCF Downtown update to the Faculty Senate on November 17, 2016. To review the presentation, see UCF Downtown Update Presentation. For other news regarding UCF Downtown, go to UCF Downtown.
COACHE Survey - Initial Report
To read the summary of the findings from COACHE and details on the priority-setting committee, go to Faculty Excellence.
Faculty Senate Office
Phillips Hall Room 207
About the UCF Faculty Senate
The UCF Faculty Senate shall be the basic legislative body of the University. Within the legal structure of the University of Central Florida and in cognizance of the reality that the University can only function properly when goodwill is nurtured and maintained by the president, administrators, and faculty, this constitution establishes the means for faculty participation in the governance of the University of Central Florida.
The Senate is the primary voice of the faculty and serves as the main channel of communication between faculty members and administration. It is an advisory body to the president and provost and, as such, participates in shared governance. Its committees provide academic oversight by reviewing and approving policies, new courses, course changes, new programs and program revisions. Senate leaders meet informally on a regular basis with the provost and other members of the administration, to discuss issues and find informal solutions when appropriate. The UCF Faculty Senate may also pass formal resolutions to express a stand on issues or call for action. Examples of recent resolutions which have contributed toward improvements in faculty life at UCF include the implementation of a faculty workplace satisfaction survey and a promotion ladder for instructors and lecturers.
First Approved Faculty Constitution and Senate Election
The first Florida Technological University Faculty Constitution approved by the Board of Regents can be found at FTU Original Faculty Constitution October 15, 1971.
The first Faculty Senate election results for the 1969-1970 academic year can be found at First FTU Senate Election Results.