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University Faculty Senate

The University Faculty Senate is a governance body concerned with matters of general university educational policy, including curriculum, academic calendar and schedule, admissions, registration, and degree programs. It  may also consider and provide advice to the President and others on university-wide issues of general faculty concern, including university budgeting and planning and any organizational changes or policies affecting more than one campus, college, or division.

Summer Updates from UFS

As promised, I will be posting updates on items I believe are important to the faculty during the summer.  If there are items you wish to be discussed, please let me know ( rcnyhan@fau.edu ) or Tarra Smith ( tismith@fau.edu )

Search for Vice-President for Research

The University is conducting a nation-wide search for the VP Research.  I have agreed to serve and keep the UFS and faculty in general informed of the process.  The link below contains the committee membership and the position description.  Any comments or suggestions for potential candidates is appreciated. 

Vice-President for Research Committee Membership and Position Description


New Senior Management Team (5-20-2014)

President Kelly announced several changes and additions to his Senior Staff. Link1

Performance Budget Penalty (5-2-2014)

The penalty for FAU based on the BOG performance metrics was $7.3m; however that money may be restored. Link2

2014-15 Work Plan (5-20-2014)

The 2014-15 Work Plan was submitted to the BOT on May 20, 2014. Link3




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