Faculty Senate

UW-Whitewater Faculty Senate


About the Senate

The Faculty Senate represents and conducts the business of the Faculty. It is answerable to the Faculty, and it may refer matters to the whole Faculty for decision.

The main responsibilities of the senate are to act as a liaison between the faculty and the campus administration and to aid in campus planning and academic policies.

It generally meets at 2pm on the second Tuesday of each month (Sept-May), and all members of the Faculty are invited to attend meetings.

The Faculty Senate is governed by the Faculty Constitution and the Faculty Bylaws.


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Faculty Senate Goals for 2021-2022

  • Building a sustainable long-term plan for funding research dissemination
  • Establishing upward evaluations
  • Following-up on the recommendations from the Faculty Salary Committee
  • Tracking Instructional FTE
  • Streamlining the process of using FMLA for a semester
  • Office/Unit Evaluations
  • Listing courses related to EDI beyond the DV designation
  • System 2/9th Rule for summer pay
  • Institutional planning
  • Email address formatting
  • Moving toward digital Purple Books
  • Budget planning
  • Revising student evaluations
  • Emeritus Procedures
  • Joint Letter on Early Tenure
  • Campus Presence Policy
  • Faculty Layoff Policy