Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate

About Us


Academic governance is central to the mission of promoting standards of excellence in teaching and research. As a community of scholars, each of us needs to think about our respective roles in promoting those standards of quality for our students. Participating in academic governance is one way we can contribute to keeping the profession alive and strengthening higher education.

As you review our Web site, please take note of the many individuals who have met this responsibility through their service to the Faculty Senate, its councils and its committees. Together, we articulate our common concerns and propose solutions for our constant challenges.

Get involved!

There are several ways to participate in the various activities of the Senate:

  • Attend Senate meetings
  • Attend council meetings
  • Nominate yourself for election as your departmental senator
  • Nominate yourself for election to a Senate council
  • Nominate yourself for appointment to a Senate committee



The Faculty Senate
4060 Moore Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5332 USA
(269) 387-3310 | (269) 387-3030 Fax