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..

2020-2021 Faculty Senate Meeting Schedule

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Student Union Key West, Room 218
4:00-6:00 p.m.
(First meeting of the 2020-2021 Faculty Senate)
Monday, May 18, 2020
Zoom Meeting
9:00-11:00 a.m.
(Special Summer Meeting)
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Zoom Meeting
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
(Special Summer Meeting)
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Zoom Meeting
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
(Summer Meeting)
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Zoom Meeting
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Summer Meeting)
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Student Union Cape Florida Ballroom
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Student Union Key West, Room 218
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Student Union Key West, Room 218
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Student Union Key West, Room 218
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Student Union Key West, Room 218
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Student Union Key West, Room 218
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Student Union Key West, Room 218
4:00-6:00 p.m
(Last meeting of the 2020-2021 Faculty Senate)
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Student Union Key West, Room 218
4:00-6:00 p.m
(First meeting of the 2021-2022 Faculty Senate)

Meeting Materials

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

Academic Year Agenda and Materials Approved Minutes and Materials Video
2020-2021 Aug 5 Minutes 7-9-20
Resolution 2020-2021-1 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Resolutions
Resolution 2020-2021-2 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change – Undergraduate Common Program Oversight Committee
Resolution 2020-2021-3 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change – Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee Duties
Resolution 2020-2021-4 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change – Student Committee Term on Graduate Council Committees
Protect UCF Pledge
pending pending

July 9 Minutes 6-11-20
A Special 'Thank You' to UCF's Faculty and Staff for a Heroic Response to COVID-19
ERP Presentation
New Budget Model Presentation
UFF Presentation
Resolution 2020-2021-1 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Resolutions
Resolution 2020-2021-2 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change – Undergraduate Common Program Oversight Committee
Resolution 2020-2021-3 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change – Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee Duties
Resolution 2020-2021-4 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change – Student Committee Term on Graduate Council Committees
pending pending

June 11 Minutes 4-16-20
Minutes 5-18-20
Faculty Senate Anti-Racism Statement
Return to Campus Plan
COVID 19 Survey Overview
COVID 19 Survey Condensed
COVID 19 Survey Full
YouTube Public Chat
June 11 Minutes 4-16-20
Minutes 5-18-20
Faculty Senate Anti-Racism Statement
Return to Campus Plan
COVID 19 Survey Overview
COVID 19 Survey Condensed
COVID 19 Survey Full
YouTube Public Chat


May 18 COVID-19 Workgroups
Return to On-Campus Research Presentation
ACHA Considerations for Reopening
YouTube Public Chat
May 18 COVID-19 Workgroups
Return to On-Campus Research Presentation
ACHA Considerations for Reopening
YouTube Public Chat


Apr 16 Minutes 3-16-2020
2020-2021 Candidate Biographies
Steering Committee and Committee on Committees Duties and Responsibilities
Resolution 2020-2021-1 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Resolutions
Resolution 2020-2021-2 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - UPOC
Resolution 2020-2021-3 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - FCTL
Resolution 2020-2021-4 FS Bylaw Change – Graduate Council Committees Student Committee Term
Topics for 2020-2021 Faculty Senate
Apr 16 Minutes 3-16-2020
2020-2021 Candidate Biographies
Steering Committee and Committee on Committees Duties and Responsibilities
Resolution 2020-2021-1 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Resolutions
Resolution 2020-2021-2 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - UPOC
Resolution 2020-2021-3 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - FCTL
Resolution 2020-2021-4 FS Bylaw Change – Graduate Council Committees Student Committee Term
Topics for 2020-2021 Faculty Senate
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For archived materials from 1988-1989 through 2019-2020, see Faculty Senate Meeting Archives.

FACULTY SENATE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
10:00 a.m. Zoom Meeting
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STEERING COMMITTEE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, August 20, 2020
4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting

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