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.

News and Updates from the Secretary of the Senate

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 Meetings
The Faculty Senate met on the following dates during the 2015-2016 academic year.  Agendas, minutes, and discussed documents are available by clicking the following meeting links.

Fall 2015
Thursday, September 10
Thursday, October 8
Thursday, November 12
Thursday, December 10

Spring 2016
Thursday, January 28
Thursday, February 18
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, April 7
Thursday, April 28

Open Access Policy