The Faculty Senate

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, 1999-2022

Course and Curriculum Management

2022-2023 Faculty Senate Meetings
The Faculty Senate will meet on the following dates during the 2022-2023 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 2022
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 15

Spring 2023
January 26
February 16
March 9
April 6
May 4 


Secretary's Notes: