Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate shall be the legislative body of the university thereby providing a forum for mutual exchange of ideas between senior administrators and faculty. In this capacity, the Senate shall take cognizance of, and may legislate with respect to matters which concern colleges, schools or other major academic units, or which are otherwise of general university interest. In exercising its legislative function, the Senate shall make such rules, regulations, and bylaws as it may deem advisable for the fulfillment of its duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Faculty Senate operates according to the principles of shared governance. The Senate serves as the main channel of communication between faculty members and the central administration of the university. The Senate constitutes the principal advisory body to the president and provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. In this capacity, the Senate has the responsibility to review and make recommendations to them concerning decisions of the university on all matters pertaining to the welfare of the university, focusing particularly on those related to the academic mission. Senators shall report Senate activities regularly to their constituencies.

The Senate may discuss and take a position on any subject of university concern, and may initiate policies on these matters, either directly or through its committees. The Senate appoints faculty members to serve on the Senate committees as well as joint committees and councils; these committees carry out much of the work of the Senate. Faculty members are afforded an opportunity each year to participate in committee service. The Senate has a significant role in the appointment of academic administrators, as well as the periodic performance reviews of such administrators.

Meeting Schedule

The Faculty Senate meets in regular session each month during the fall and spring semesters and as necessary during the summer term or as specified by the bylaws of the Senate. Resolutions brought forward by Senate committees or councils are processed during the regular session.

The Faculty Senate meets on Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m..

2019-2020 Faculty Senate Meeting Schedule

Date/Location/Time
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Student Union Key West, Room 218
4:00-6:00 p.m.
(First meeting of the 2019-2020 Faculty Senate)
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Student Union Cape Florida Ballroom
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Student Union Key West, Room 218
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Student Union Key West, Room 218
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Student Union Key West, Room 218
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Student Union Key West, Room 218
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Student Union Key West, Room 218
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Student Union Key West, Room 218
4:00-6:00 p.m
(Last meeting of the 2019-2020 Faculty Senate)
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Student Union Key West, Room 218
4:00-6:00 p.m
(First meeting of the 2020-2021 Faculty Senate)

Meeting Materials

Below are the official agendas, materials distributed, and approved minutes and materials for each meeting.

Academic Year Agenda and Materials Approved Minutes and Materials
2019-2020 Apr 18 Minutes 3-21-2019
2019-2020 Candidate Biographies
Steering Committee and Committee on Committees Duties and Responsibilities
Resolution 2019-2020-1 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Promotion Procedures for Non-Tenure Earning Faculty
Resolution 2019-2020-2 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Nomination and Election of Senators
Resolution 2019-2020-3 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Committee Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-4 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Standard Agenda
Resolution 2019-2020-5 Travel Policy Guidelines for Faculty
Topics for 2019-2020 Faculty Senate
pending Resolution 2019-2020-5 Travel Policy Guidelines for Faculty
Senator Orientation
2019-2020 Faculty Senate Committees and Councils
Office of Research - UCF Rising Presentation
2018-2019 Mar 21 Minutes 2-20-2019
Minutes 2-21-2019
Resolution 2018-2019-7 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Graduate Council Membership
Resolution 2018-2019-10 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Research Council
Mar 21 Resolution 2018-2019-7 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Graduate Council Membership
Resolution 2018-2019-10 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Research Council
Feb 21 Minutes 1-24-2019
Resolution 2018-2019-7 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Graduate Council Membership
Resolution 2018-2019-10 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Research Council
Student Government Resolution 50-57 Increasing Transparency of Student Perception of Instruction Surveys
Faculty Senate Steering Committee Ad Hoc Committee Report - Student Perception of Instruction (SPoI) Accessibility
Resolution 2018-2019-12 Student Perception of Instruction (SPoI) Accessibility and Improvements
Feb 21 Resolution 2018-2019-12 Student Perception of Instruction (SPoI) Accessibility and Improvements
Feb 20 none Feb 20 none
Jan 24 Minutes 11-15-2018
Resolution 2018-2019-7 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Graduate Council Membership
Resolution 2018-2019-8 Student Perception of Instruction Processing
Resolution 2018-2019-9 UCF Conference Rooms
Resolution 2018-2019-10 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Research Council
Jan 24 Resolution 2018-2019-8 Student Perception of Instruction Processing
Resolution 2018-2019-9 UCF Conference Rooms
2018 COACHE Survey Presentation
Nov 15 Minutes 10-25-2018
Resolution 2018-2019-5 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Senate Operational and Curricular Councils Membership
Nov 15 Resolution 2018-2019-5 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Senate Operational and Curricular Councils Membership
Collective Impact Strategic Plan Handouts
Collective Impact Strategic Plan Presentation
Oct 25 Minutes 9-27-2018
Resolution 2018-2019-3 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Committee Membership
Resolution 2018-2019-4 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Senate Membership
Faculty Senate Membership Eligibility Comparison Summary
Resolution 2018-2019-5 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Senate Operational and Curricular Councils Membership
Oct 25 Resolution 2018-2019-3 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Committee Membership
Resolution 2018-2019-4 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Senate Membership
Sep 27 Minutes 8-30-2018
Resolution 2018-2019-1 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee
Resolution 2018-2019-3 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Committee Membership
Resolution 2018-2019-4 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Senate Membership
Resolution 2018-2019-5 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Senate Operational and Curricular Councils Membership
Sep 27 Amendment to Resolution 2018-2019-1 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee
Resolution 2018-2019-1 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee
Aug 30 Minutes 4-19-2018
Resolution 2018-2019-1 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee
Resolution 2018-2019 -2 Guidelines for Centers and Institutes at the University of Central Florida
Resolution 2018-2019-3 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Committee Membership
Resolution 2018-2019-4 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Senate Membership
Faculty Senate Membership Eligibility Comparison Summary
Assigned Topics for 2018-2019 Faculty Senate
Aug 30 Resolution 2018-2019 -2 Guidelines for Centers and Institutes at the University of Central Florida
Apr 19 Minutes 3-22-2018
Resolution 2018-2019-1 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee
2018-2019 Candidate Biographies
Topics for 2018-2019 Faculty Senate
2018-2019 Senate and Steering Committee Meeting Schedule
Faculty Senate and Steering and Committee on Committees Duties
Apr 19 Campus Safety Presentation
2017-2018 Mar 22 Minutes 2-22-2018
Resolution 2017-2018-13 Emeritus Policy Revisions
Resolution 2017-2018-13 Suggested Revisions to the Emeritus Policy
Resolution 2017-2018-15 In Honor of John C. Hitt, president of the University of Central Florida
Resolution 2017-2018-16 In Honor of Martha Hitt, First Lady of the University of Central Florida
Mar 22 Resolution 2017-2018-13 Emeritus Policy Revisions
Resolution 2017-2018-13 Suggested Revisions to the Emeritus Policy
Resolution 2017-2018-15 In Honor of John C. Hitt, president of the University of Central Florida
Resolution 2017-2018-16 In Honor of Martha Hitt, First Lady of the University of Central Florida
Emeritus Comparison Institutions Handout
UCF Collective Impact Update Presentation
Feb 22 Minutes 1-25-2018
Resolution 2017-2018-11 Guidelines for Centers and Institutes at the University of Central Florida
Proposed Amendment to Resolution 2017-2018-11 Guidelines for Centers and Institutes at the University of Central Florida
Resolution 2017-2018-10 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Faculty Staff & Benefits Committee Membership
Resolution 2017-2018-12 Personal and Family Benefits for Out-of-Unit Faculty
Resolution 2017-2018-14 Faculty Participation on University Committees
Resolution 2017-2018-15 In Honor of John C. Hitt, president of the University of Central Florida
Resolution 2017-2018-6 Endorsement of University of Chicago Statement on Freedom of Expression
Feb 22 Resolution 2017-2018-11 Guidelines for Centers and Institutes at the University of Central Florida
Resolution 2017-2018-12 Personal and Family Benefits for Out-of-Unit Faculty
Resolution 2017-2018-14 Faculty Participation on University Committees
Textbook Affordability Presentation
Textbook Affordability SUS 2017 Reports to BOG Handout
Textbook Affordability OER Handout
Hispanic Serving Institution Presentation
Jan 25 Minutes 12-7-2017
Resolution 2017-2018-5 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Governance in Academic Units
Resolution 2017-2018-7 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, University Promotion and Tenure Committee and Procedures
Colleges with Unanimous Promotion and Tenure Votes
Resolution 2017-2018-9 Faculty Participation on University Committees
Resolution 2017-2018-10 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Faculty Staff & Benefits Committee Membership
Resolution 2017-2018-11 Guidelines for Centers and Institutes at the University of Central Florida
Jan 25 Resolution 2017-2018-5 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Governance in Academic Units
Resolution 2017-2018-7 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, University Promotion and Tenure Committee and Procedures
Dec 7 Minutes 11-16-2017
Resolution 2017-2018-7 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, University Promotion and Tenure Committee and Procedures
Dec 7 University Promotion and Tenure Committee Analysis Handout
University Promotion and Tenure Committee Analysis of Provost Reversed Decisions Handout
Nov 16 Minutes 10-19-2017
Resolution 2017-2018-2 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum and Undergraduate Course Review Committees
Resolution 2017-2018-3 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Undergraduate Common Program Oversight Committee
Resolution 2017-2018-4 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Admissions and Standards Committee
Resolution 2017-2018-5 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Governance in Academic Units
Resolution 2017-2018-7 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, University Promotion and Tenure Committee and Procedures
High Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) at UCF
Nov 16 Resolution 2017-2018-2 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum and Undergraduate Course Review Committees
Resolution 2017-2018-3 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Undergraduate Common Program Oversight Committee
Resolution 2017-2018-4 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Admissions and Standards Committee
Faculty Salary Equity Study Summary Faculty Salary Equity Study Presentation
High Impact Practices Presentation
Oct 19 Minutes 8-24-2017
Resolution 2017-2018-2 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum and Undergraduate Course Review Committees
Resolution 2017-2018-3 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Undergraduate Common Program Oversight Committee
Resolution 2017-2018-4 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Admissions and Standards Committee
Resolution 2017-2018-5 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Governance in Academic Units
Resolution 2017-2018-6 Endorsement of University of Chicago Statement on Freedom of Expression
Oct 19 Resolution 2017-2018-6 Endorsement of University of Chicago Statement on Freedom of Expression
Aug 24 Minutes 4-20-2017
Resolution 2017-2018-1 Availability of Lactation Rooms for UCF Women
Resolution 2017-2018-2 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum and Undergraduate Course Review Committees
Resolution 2017-2018-3 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Undergraduate Common Program Oversight Committee
Resolution 2017-2018-4 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change, Admissions and Standards Committee
Assigned Steering Topics for 2017-2018
Aug 24 Resolution 2017-2018-1 Availability of Lactation Rooms for UCF Women
Apr 20 Minutes 3-30-2017
2017-2018 Candidate Biographies
2017-2018 Steering and Senate Meeting Schedule
Steering and Committee on Committee Duties
Apr 20 none

For archived materials from 1988-1989 through 2016-2017, see Faculty Senate Meeting Archives.

FACULTY SENATE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, September 5, 2019
4:00 p.m. in the Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom



See Agenda and Materials - posted one-week prior

More Senate Meeting Dates

STEERING COMMITTEE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, August 22, 2019
4:00 p.m. in Millican Hall, room 395E

First meeting of the 2019-2020 Steering Committee
See Agenda and Materials - posted one-week prior