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

Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes Archive, 1999-2016

Senate Statement on Entry Restrictions

News and Updates from the Secretary of the Senate

Revision to the Diversity Requirement adopted 4 May 2017

University of Massachusetts Amherst Policies and Procedures

Course and Curriculum Management

2017-2018 Faculty Senate Meetings
The Faculty Senate will meet on the following dates during the 2017-2018 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 2017
September 14
October 12
November 16
December 14

Spring 2018
January 25
February 15
March 8
April 5
April 26