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Faculty Senate FAQs

Q: Where does the Faculty Senate meet and can I attend?

A: The Senate meets every teaching Monday at 2:30 p.m. in SU-30. Senate meetings are open to the public. Anyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Q: What is 10+1+1?

A: The term 10+1+1? It refers to the 12 “academic and professional matters” that the Faculty Senate follows.

    1. Curriculum, including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines
    2. Degree and certificate requirements
    3. Grading policies
    4. Educational program development
    5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success
    6. Governance structures, as related to faculty roles
    7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self-study and annual reports
    8. Policies for faculty professional development activities
    9. Processes for program review
    10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development
    11. Faculty Hiring Policy, Faculty, and Faculty Hiring Procedures
    12. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon by the Governing Board and the Faculty Senate. As other such academic and professional matters are identified, they will be added to this list.

Q: How to I apply to serve on a committee?

A: To serve on a committee, you need to first check out this link to learn more about the committees. Next, you pick the committee that works for you and apply here.  Your application will be sent to the Faculty Senate, which will vote on it the following Monday. You will get an email telling you whether or not your were elected to the committee. If you don’t make the first round, try again!


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