The Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a representative body that is responsible for faculty participation in University planning and governance. You can learn more about the Faculty Senate here.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Policies and Procedures

We are in the process of transitioning into a new website. If you experience any problems with the site or have difficulty finding anything, please contact Anne Benz ( in the Faculty Senate Office for assistance.

2015-2016 Faculty Senate Meeting Schedule

2014-2015 Faculty Senate Meetings
The Faculty Senate met on the following dates during the 2014-2015 academic year.  Agendas, minutes, and discussed documents are available by clicking the following meeting links.

Fall 2014
Thursday, September 11
Thursday, October 9
Thursday, November 13
Thursday, December 11

Spring 2015
Thursday, January 29
Thursday, February 19
Thursday, March 12
Thursday, April 9
Thursday, April 30
Thursday, May 7

Open Access Policy

News and Updates from the Secretary of the Senate