The Faculty Senate



F'2022 NEWS: Passed 2023-2024 Academic Calendar

S'2022 NEWS: Passed Resolution on Defending Academic Freedom to Teach CRT

The Faculty Senate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a representative body responsible for faculty participation in University planning and governance. Eastablishing the Faculty Senate in its current form was first proposed in 1955 by an ad hoc committee appointed by President Jean Paul Mather. Its institutional form was developed in 1956 and it met for the first time in the spring of 1957.  It replaced a campus committee on educational policy that served a similar role. You can learn more about the Faculty Senate here.

Secretary Paik's Welcome to the Faculty Senate

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

Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes Archive, 1999-2023

Course and Curriculum Management

Required Syllabi Statements for Courses Submitted for Approval

Course Instructional Guidelines

2023-2024 Faculty Senate Meetings

The Faculty Senate will meet on the following dates during the 2023-2024 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 2023 
September 14
October 12
November 16
December 14

Spring 2024
February 8
March 7
April 4
May 2



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