Faculty SenateNEXT MEETING DATE
4:0 p.m. in the Student Union Key West, room 218
Steering CommitteeNEXT MEETING DATE
4:00 p.m. in College of Arts and Humanities, room 192
October 8 meeting - canceled
New Senate Item Updates
The UCF Board of Trustees approved several updates to the university's plans for the downtown campus on September 24. For information regarding the downtown campus updates, go to UCF Downtown.
UCF Libraries - Showcase of Text, Archives, Research & Scholarship (STARS)
The University Library presented information regarding the STARS initiative at the September 24 Senate meeting. STARS disseminates, publicizes, and shares works by, for, and about UCF. To view the presentation, go to STARS Presentation.
Florida Legislative Update
Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms
SB 176 - died in Judiciary Committee 5-1-2015.
HB 4005 - died on second reading calendar on 4-28-2015.
CS/SB 938 - died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education 5-1-2015.
Faculty Senate Office
Phillips Hall Room 207
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.