Greetings from Patricia Sink, Chair of the UNCG Faculty Senate
Welcome to the UNCG Faculty Senate website. Through the process of shared governance, the Faculty Senate primarily focuses on: (a) assuring the best possible educational experiences for UNCG's undergraduate and graduate students, and (b) defending academic freedom in teaching and scholarship for UNCG faculty. The Faculty Senate actively provides judicious and sound input in the administration and academic well-being of the University, as deemed appropriate by faculty in partnership with administrators and students.
The Faculty Senate is responsible for undergraduate and graduate curricula, academic policies and regulations, promotion and tenure policies, and faculty development and welfare. The 37 voting members of the Faculty Senate are elected from the College, the Schools and the University Libraries, with the apportionment of Senators based on the number of eligible faculty within each unit. The Senate's elected and appointed committees inform decisions about recruitment, enrollment and retention, instruction and scholarship, and compensation and due process. Additionally, Senate Advisory Committees work on numerous areas affecting the academic vitality of educational experiences at the University, such as the budget, the Faculty Teaching and Learning Commons, athletics, creative and scholarly communications, and academic computing and technology.
Faculty Senate meetings are held on the first Wednesdays of September, October, November, December, February, March and April. Senate Officers also meet regularly with the Chancellor, the Provost, the Board of Trustees, and Committee Chairs to advise them of faculty perspectives on academic issues, legislative and budget issues, and best practices and trends in higher education. Through collaborations among faculty, students and administrators, the UNCG Faculty Senate and General Faculty are engaged dynamically in contributing to and informing the University, the community, and the UNC-System at large.
Please feel free to contact me if you have Senate-related concerns. Best wishes for a productive and gratifying 2013-2014 Academic Year.
Patti Sink (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the UNCG Faculty Senate
Officers of the Faculty Senate and General Faculty
Term: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
John J. Lepri
Senate Past Chair
General Faculty Secretary