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Faculty Senate

The voting members of the Faculty Senate is composed of faculty representatives from each college at the University, the At-Large Faculty Representatives on the Steering Committee, and the individuals who sit as Chairpersons of the University-level Standing Committees. In addition, the President, the Provost, one elected member of ASMSU, one elected member of COGS, the Athletic Council Chairperson, a representative of the faculty emeriti and the Secretary of Academic Governance are ex-officio with voice only.

The Faculty Senate is a deliberative, representative, and legislative body for Michigan State University faculty. As such, the Faculty Senate is the major, regularly meeting body in which curricular issues, faculty tenure and promotion issues, and faculty salary and benefits issues are presented. The Faculty Senate’s roles include communicating its position to the administration making recommendations, provide advice, and speak for University faculty on proposals developed in the University-level Standing Committees. The Faculty Senate seeks broad faculty input on major initiatives before the University community.

Faculty Senate (Livestream)
3:15-5:00 p.m. | Zoom

September 19, 2023 - Hybrid - Room 115 at International Center or Zoom
October 17, 2023
October 26, 2023 - Special Meeting (5:00-6:30 p.m.)
November 21, 2023
December 19, 2023
January 23, 2024
February 20, 2024 (3:00-4:00 p.m.)
March 19, 2024
April 9, 2024

Resolutions that have been adopted by the Faculty Senate can be found below.

Faculty Senate Resolutions 

Historical Faculty Senate records can be found below.

Historical Records

Meeting Documents 

Agenda - PDF and Word

Draft Minutes from Last Meeting - PDF and Word

Attachment A - Introductory Memorandum - PDF and Word

Attachment B - Department of Otolaryngology - PDF and Word

Attachment C - Department of Pathology - PDF and Word

Attachment D - Department of Radiation Oncology - PDF and Word

Attachment E - Department of Urology - PDF and Word

Attachment F - Department of Dermatology - PDF and Word

Attachment G - Department of Neurosurgery - PDF and Word

Attachment H - Presidential Search Resolution - PDF and Word

Minutes - PDF and Word

Agenda - PDF and Word

Attachment A - University Committee on Curriculum Report (Long) - PDF

Attachment B - UCC Report (Short) - PDF

Minutes - PDF and Word


Agenda - PDF and Word

Trustee Brianna Scott's Letter to Board re Chair - PDF and Word

Minutes - PDF and Word

FS2324R03 - Board Chairperson Resolution - PDF and Word

Agenda - PDF and Word

Attachment A: PA Medicine Department Request - PDF and Word

Minutes - PDF and Word

Agenda - PDF and Word

Minutes - PDF and Word


Agenda - PDF and Word

Draft Minutes of January 24, 2024 - PDF and Word

Attachment A: 2024 Faculty Raise Memo - PDF and Word

Attachment B: 10-17-23 Resolution Update - PDF and Word

Attachment C: Ad Hoc Committee on Free Speech and Hate Speech - PDF and Word

Attachment D: Faculty Senate Divestment - PDF and Word

Attachment E: Draft Divestment Resolution - PDF and Word

Minutes - PDF and Word

Agenda - PDF and Word

Draft Minutes of February 20, 2024 PDF and Word

Attachment A: Faculty Senate Divestment - PDF and Word

Attachment B: Draft Divestment ResolutionPDF and Word

Attachment C: UCFA Resolution on Professional IntegrityPDF and Word

Attachment D: Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Proposed Changes - PDF and Word

Minutes - PDF and Word

Agenda PDF and Word

Draft Minutes of March 19, 2024 - PDF and Word

Attachment A: Safe Environment Task Force Penultimate Draft - PDF and Word

Attachment B: Athletic Council Final Slate - PDF and Word

Attachment C: UCFA Annual FS Report - PDF and PP