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.

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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. Working in the spirit of collaboration, and transparency the Faculty Senate’s committees and task forces focus on challenges integral to the advancement of the University.

We welcome your full participation as a faculty member and encourage your contributions and ideas!

– Nina J. Solenski, M.D., Chair of the Faculty Senate

News and Announcements

05/01/15: Statement from the Executive Council
The Faculty Senate Executive Council released a statement commending the work of the Board of Visitors.

NTTF Task Force Memo on Governance
The linked memo includes recommendations to the Provost on governance and cultural climate from the Non-Tenure Track Task Force.

F.S. Executive Council Statement (March 24, 2015)
The ExCo released a statement regarding the recent student-related news-making event in Charlottesville.

BOV presentation – Joe Garofalo and Nina Solenski Joe Garofalo and Nina Solenski discuss the value of faculty member representation on the Board of Visitors. Later during the meeting, the BOV voted to approve a motion that places a non-voting faculty member on the BOV.

Presidential Address: A Blueprint for the University’s Future
Read President Sullivan’s remarks from her January 30 speech.

Response to Rolling Stone article
November 21, 2014: The Faculty Senate Executive Council issues a statement in response to an article published in Rolling Stone magazine this week.

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

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