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Faculty Senate


University of Denver

Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is empowered by its Constitution to be the primary body through which the faculty participate in the shared governance of the University of Denver. The Senate is composed of approximately 80 members who are elected to represent the academic units of the University. The Senate's meetings are held monthly throughout the academic year. The minutes of the most recent meetings can be read or downloaded through the link to the left.

Much of the Senate's work is accomplished through its five Standing Committees:

  • Academic Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Nominations, Credentials & Rules
  • Personnel
  • Student Relations

The Senate Executive Committee includes the Chairs of the five Standing Committees, the President, the President-Elect, the Secretary, and several at-large members. Most of the day-to-day coordination and support of the Senate's work is provided through the home department of the President of the Senate. Questions and concerns may be addressed through elected departmental or divisional Senators, or may be addressed to President Darrin Hicks at [email protected]. Comments, suggestions & corrections for the Web page may be sent to Amanda Williams, Senate Webmaster at [email protected].

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