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In light of Campus closure and as a precautionary measure regarding COVID-19, Faculty Senate members are working remotely in an effort to best support our campus community. We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize health and safety. Updates will be published to UNC's COVID-19 information page as the situation develops.

Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate serves as the delegate assembly of the voting faculty at the University of Northern Colorado.

Organization, Structure, and Function

Section 2-3-106 of the Board Policy Manual outlines the powers of the Faculty Senate:  

  • Shall have the power to act for the voting faculty on all matters within the scope of this constitution, inclusive of grants of authority to such University councils/boards as are elsewhere established in this constitution.
  • Is empowered to receive and consider reports and recommendations from University councils/boards; from committees of the faculty; from the Student Senate; from individual members of the faculty and student body; from the faculties of the departments, colleges, and the University libraries; from administrative officers; and from other interested persons or groups.
  • May initiate or review policies pertaining to the general welfare of the University, the faculty, and the students which have significant University-wide impact as determined by the Faculty Senate including, but not limited to: salary, workload, benefits, organization and reorganization of academic units, promotion and tenure, grievance, retirement, and faculty evaluation.
  • May transmit resolutions regarding any matter concerning the University directly to the President and/or the BOT, and such resolutions may be transmitted to the faculty for their considerations and action.
  • May transmit copies of its resolutions to the Student Senate for its consideration and action.
  • May approve policy recommendations from University councils/boards upon a majority vote of the senators voting.
  • May veto a policy recommendation of a University council/board within thirty working days of its receipt by the Faculty Senate, which must include two regularly scheduled Faculty Senate meetings with such exceptions as are enumerated in 2-3-107(2) Liberal Arts Council, of this constitution. A majority vote of the senators present and voting is required for a veto action.