The University Senate serves 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 University Council will meet on Tuesday, April 27, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. via Zoom.
The University Legislature consists of the University Council and the University Senate. While the University Senate meets monthly during the academic year, the University Council meets once during the Fall and Spring semesters.
According to the University of North Dakota Constitution, the University Council includes: “the President; the Vice Presidents; Associate Vice Presidents who concurrently hold faculty rank; the Registrar; the Director of Libraries; all deans; all department chairpersons; all of the benefited faculty of any rank, including lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor; program directors, coordinators, assistant and associate deans who concurrently hold faculty rank; professional librarians; and such other academic personnel and administrative officers as the Council may designate”
At this meeting we will get updates about important happenings in the Colleges and Schools at UND. In addition, we will get an update on the legislative session.
The Senate meets on the first Thursday of each month during the academic year at 3:30 p.m. Until it is safe again to gather in a large group, the Senate will meet virtually via Zoom. Voting members of Senate should receive an email to participate as a panelist with the Zoom link. All are welcome to attend Senate meetings.
You may attend monthly Senate meetings as a visitor. Zoom passcode is 866360.
The Faculty Handbook serves as the guiding document for faculty policies and procedures.
The UND University Senate has served since 1961 as the body to which formal legislative powers are delegated. The State Board of Higher Education has final authority in all matters affecting the University that are decided by the University Council and Senate.
The Board entrusts the execution of all its plans and policies to the President in consultation with the faculty and other such officers as the President may choose.
About University Senate
The University Senate meets monthly during the academic year, and has authority that includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:
- Requirements for admission to UND and related questions.
- Requirements for degrees and certificates.
- The determination of curricula, authorization of new courses of study and changes in courses of study.
- Questions of scholarship and attendance, coordination of outside activities, class standing and credits, examination schedules, and the institution's catalog and calendar.
- Institutional prizes, honors, and honorary degrees.
- General relations and interests of students.
- The general policies of the library and extended learning.
- Acting as a consultant to the President of the University.