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Faculty Senate


Thursday, January 28, 2016
4:00 p.m. in the Student Union Key West, room 218

Steering Committee


Thursday, January 14, 2016
4:00 p.m. in College of Arts and Humanities, room 192

New Senate Item Updates

COACHE Survey - Initial Report
To read the summary of the findings from COACHE and details on the priority-setting committee, go to Faculty Excellence.

UCF Downtown
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.

Foundations of Excellence Transfer Initiative
For details regarding the FoE initiative, go to FoE.

Faculty Senate Office
Phillips Hall Room 207
Phone: 407-823-0318
Fax: 407-823-0319

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The UCF Faculty Senate shall be the basic legislative body of the University. Within the legal structure of the University of Central Florida and in cognizance of the reality that the University can only function properly when goodwill is nurtured and maintained by the president, administrators, and faculty, this constitution establishes the means for faculty participation in the governance of the University of Central Florida.

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.

About the Faculty Senate
To learn more about the Faculty Senate, view Welcome to the UCF Faculty Senate.

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.