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

joe-garofalo

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.

- Joe Garofalo, Chair

News and Announcements

Faculty Senate Newsletter (Aug. 2014 edition)
August 5, 2014: The latest newsletter provides updates on Organizational Excellence, the NTTF task force, and the Honor Committee. Also, Gweneth West writes in memoriam of Frances Peyton, the Senate’s first administrative assistant, who passed away last month.

Progress Report: Provost’s NTTF Task Force
July 15, 2014: A Progress report from the Chair of the Provost’s Task Force on Non-Tenure Track Faculty is now available.

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

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

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