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. The Faculty Senate was first proposed in 1955 by an ad hoc committee appointed by President Jean Paul Mather. It was studied through 1956 and finally met for the first time in the spring of 1957. Before the Faculty Senate, there was a committee on educational policy that served a similar role. You can learn more about the Faculty Senate here.

Secretary Peterson's Welcome to the Faculty Senate

Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Guidelines regarding Sponsorship of Events

Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes Archive, 1999-2020

Course and Curriculum Management

2020-2021 Faculty Senate Meetings
The Faculty Senate will meet on the following dates during the 2020-2021 academic year.  Agendas, minutes, and discussed documents are available by clicking the meeting links. All Faculty Senate meetings are held in Herter Hall, Room 227 and start at 3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

Fall 2020 (Fall Meetings will be conducted via Zoom)
September 17
October 15
November 12
December 10

Spring 2021
January 28
February 18
March 11
April 1
April 22

Secretary's Notes: