The Faculty Senate is a representative body that is responsible for faculty participation in University planning and governance. Full Senate meetings are open to the public.

Welcome from the Chair


Welcome! The University of Virginia’s Faculty Senate represents all faculties of the University actively participating in University governance and advising the President and the Board of Visitors concerning educational and related matters affecting the welfare of the University and its community.  The work of the Faculty Senate’s committees and task forces focus on challenges integral to the University. We welcome your full participation as a faculty member and encourage your contributions and ideas.

- Christopher Holstege, Chair

News and Announcements

Faculty Senate Newsletter – March 2014
The March 2014 issue of the Faculty Senate newsletter is now available.

Founder’s Day Tree Planting Ceremony, Fri. April 11, 11:00am, The Lawn
All faculty are invited to celebrate Jay Klingel’s retirement as a tree is planted in his honor.

Resolution in Support of Benefits for Same Sex Domestic Partners
Approved by the Faculty Senate on Mar. 4, 2014

Q&A Session with Pres. Sullivan, Don Brown, and Everette Fortner
The Q&A session which followed President Sullivan’s remarks is now available for viewing. A link to the President’s remarks is available in the “Quick Links” section to the left of this page.

The Cornerstone Plan
The most recent version of the University’s strategic plan, The Cornerstone Plan, is linked above.

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