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
Canceled
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
Thursday, October 24, 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, approved minutes and materials, and video for each meeting.

Academic Year Agenda and Materials Approved Minutes and Materials Video
2019-2020 Nov 21 Minutes 10-24-2019
Resolution 2019-2020-6 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change University Promotion and Tenure Committee Committee Duties
Resolution 2019-2020-7 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Commencements, Convocations, and Recognition Committee
Resolution 2019-2020-9 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) Committee Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-10 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Library Advisory Committee Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-11 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Strategic Planning Council Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-12 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Information Technology Committee Membership
Proposed Amendment to Resolution 2019-2020-12 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Information Technology Committee Membership by the Information Technology Committee
Resolution 2019-2020-13 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Bookstore Advisory Committee
Resolution 2019-2020-17 Periodic Faculty Salary Analyses Across the University of Central Florida
Resolution 2019-2020-18 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Joint Committees and Councils Annual Report
pending Resolution 2019-2020-6 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change University Promotion and Tenure Committee Committee Duties
Resolution 2019-2020-7 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Commencements, Convocations, and Recognition Committee
Resolution 2019-2020-9 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) Committee Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-10 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Library Advisory Committee Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-11 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Strategic Planning Council Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-12 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Information Technology Committee Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-17 Periodic Faculty Salary Analyses Across the University of Central Florida
Report of the Provost Presentation
BOT Leadership Statement
Oct 24 Minutes 10-3-2019
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 2019-2020-6 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change University Promotion and Tenure Committee Committee Duties
Resolution 2019-2020-7 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Commencements, Convocations, and Recognition Committee
Resolution 2019-2020-9 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) Committee Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-10 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Library Advisory Committee Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-11 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Strategic Planning Council Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-12 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Information Technology Committee Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-13 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Bookstore Advisory Committee
Resolution 2019-2020-14 Creative School for Children
Oct 24 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 2019-2020-14 Creative School for Children
Florida Prison Education Project Presentation
Oct 3 Minutes 4-18-2019
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 2019-2020-6 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change University Promotion and Tenure Committee Committee Duties
Resolution 2019-2020-7 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Commencements, Convocations, and Recognition Committee
Resolution 2019-2020-9 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) Committee Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-10 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Library Advisory Committee Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-11 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Strategic Planning Council Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-12 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Information Technology Committee Membership
Assigned Topics for 2019-2020
Oct 3 Resolution 2019-2020-15 UCF Presidential Search - Sense of the UCF Faculty Senate
Resolution 2019-2020-16 In Memoriam - Dr. Mathilda van Niekerk
Sep 5 Minutes 4-18-2019
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 2019-2020-6 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change University Promotion and Tenure Committee Committee Duties
Resolution 2019-2020-7 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Commencements, Convocations, and Recognition Committee
Resolution 2019-2020-9 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) Committee Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-10 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Library Advisory Committee Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-11 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Strategic Planning Council Membership
Resolution 2019-2020-12 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change - Information Technology Committee Membership
Meeting Canceled due to Hurricane Dorian
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
Apr 18 Resolution 2019-2020-5 Travel Policy Guidelines for Faculty
Senator Orientation
2019-2020 Faculty Senate Committees and Councils
Office of Research - UCF Rising Presentation

For archived materials from 1988-1989 through 2018-2019, see Faculty Senate Meeting Archives.

FACULTY SENATE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, January 23, 2020
4:00 p.m. in the Student Union Key West, room 218

Video Archives
See Agenda and Materials - posted one-week prior

More Senate Meeting Dates

STEERING COMMITTEE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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