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In addition to serving as the legislative body for the University of North Dakota, the University Senate also provides a mechanism for constructive dialogue between faculty, staff, students, and administrators. And, through its committees, the University Senate provides the structure through which these four groups collaboratively govern the institution.
The Senate meets on the first Thursday of each month during the academic year at 4:05 p.m. in Room 113 of the Education Building. All are welcome to attend Senate meetings.
- Adoption of a process to create a faculty senate, with constitution and by-law development to occur in Fall 2015.
- Adoption of a resolution to support retaining NDUS legal counsel and internal auditing functions.
- First University Senate meeting of the 2015-16 academic year is Thursday, September 3.
- July University Senate Executive Committee meeting: Thursday, July 23, noon -- 2:00 p.m., Gamble 130. The agenda is available here.
UND Governance Documents
The final phase of the multi-year discussion on the formation of a Faculty Senate has arrived. Two ad-hoc committees, the University Senate Revision Committee and the Faculty Senate Development Committee, worked over the summer of 2015 to compose draft language for a revised UND Constitution and a new UND Faculty Senate Constitution and Bylaws, as charged by University Senators in April. Drafts of all documents will be posted here.
Faculty Senate Proposals
Since the fall semester of 2012, the University Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Shared Governance has been developing and revising proposals for a faculty senate at UND. This process, already well into its fourth year, has involved widespread input from across campus. The links below allow access to the proposal at various stages in its development. Each revision incorporates feedback generated by the previous version.
- May 2014 Proposal
- September 2014 Proposal
- December 2014 Proposal
- Fall 2014 Faculty Survey (full results)
- Fall 2014 Faculty Survey (summary results)
Internal Faculty Travel/Scholarly Activity Funding Report
An ad-hoc committee of the Senate Executive Committee has recently gathered information regarding internal funding availability for the scholarly activities of UND faculty. The following link provides a summary of the results from a survey of UND faculty regarding this issue.
The preliminary report of this ad-hoc committee can be found here:
The University Senate's Budget, Restructuring, and Reallocation Committee, under the leadership of chair Margi Healy, offered three "Budget 101" sessions during the Spring 2015 semester to help inform faculty and staff about the budget model that will be in use at UND in the near future. This Model for Incentive-Based Resource Allocation (MIRA) will entail a significant shift in how resources are allocated to the colleges at UND. The link below is a podcast of the information presented at the Budget 101 sessions.
USAT Committee Final Report
The University Senate Ad-hoc Committee on the University Student Assessment of Teaching has submitted its FINAL REPORT. Please consider the recommendations they make, and look forward to continued discussions about this topic in the months ahead.