Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as of August 17, 2020 the Faculty Senate Office will be operating with limited in-person hours. Staff will be in the Moore Hall offices on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The majority of functions will continue to be performed remotely. All visitors will be required to wear a facial covering (mask) when entering the office.
The Western Michigan University Faculty Senate is the Board of Trustees authorized seat of shared governance for faculty-involved institutional matters related to the academy. The WMU Faculty Senate is the house of faculty participation in institutional governance, with delegated authorities to bring together interested parties for effective decision-making in order to advance the mission of the University.
Faculty Senate COVID-19 Pandemic Responses
Questions and Answers
Definitions of Virtual Meetings and Remote Participation
Senator and Attendee Virtual Meeting Expectations
Issue 1 - Open Educational Resources
Issue 2 - Faculty Retirement Incentive
Issue 3 - Prior Learning Assessment
Issue 4 - WMU Student Support
Issue 5 - Conversation on Civility and Collegiality
Issue 6 - WMU Essential Studies Launch (fall 2020)
Issue 7 - COVID-19 Syllabus Statement
Issue 8 - Classroom and Syllabus Guidelines for Instructors Related to COVID-19
The next Faculty Senate meeting will be Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. on Webex Events