The Faculty Senate represents UAB’s faculty in matters of shared governance. The Senate is made up of faculty representatives from all of UAB’s academic units, as well as four officers elected at large by the faculty. Through our participation in various councils and committees, we convey the faculty’s views and concerns in matters that affect our University. Please take some time to learn more about the Faculty Senate by reading its Constitution, Bylaws, and Appendices, as well as learning about the work of the Senate by reviewing its minutes. You can also peruse our informational brochure.
Mission of the UAB Faculty Senate
- A community of scholars who have come together to consider their responsibilities and needs; to represent them to the University administration; and to provide advice to the President and Provost
- Committed to the principles of shared governance and to inclusive and transparent decision making
- Facilitating open communication among all members of UAB
- Work collaboratively with administration to help UAB achieve excellence in all its activities
Please consider participating in the Faculty Senate by becoming a candidate to represent your academic unit or running for one of the officer positions (Senate Nomination and Voting page). Those of us who serve in the Senate find it a rewarding and enlightening experience, as well as an opportunity to learn more about UAB. Please remember that shared governance does not work unless we participate in it.
Tell us your concerns
If you have questions or matters that you think the Senate should look into, we would like to hear about them. Please take a moment and contact us.
Navigating the Faculty Senate Website
You can conveniently view all the upcoming meetings and events regarding the Faculty Senate, its committees, and the FPPC (Faculty Policies and Procedures Committee) all on one calendar. Click on the event/meeting on the calendar to view details such as location etc.
A listing of the faculty currently serving as Senators is available here. Please review the descriptions of the roles the Senators, Officers, and Liaisons serve.
We welcome you to peruse the minutes of the most recent Senate meetings to see our latest efforts in shared governance at UAB. Minutes are available online (choose the "minutes" tab).
Agenda for the Upcoming Meeting
You can view the topics that will be discussed at the upcoming monthly meeting of the Faculty Senate. The meetings occur every 2nd Tuesdays of the month. Senate meetings are open and anyone may attend. We invite you to attend to experience shared governance in action. Refreshments are available. The agenda is usually posted online about one week before the meeting (choose the "agendas" tab).
You can view the presentations that have been given at recent Senate meetings (choose the "presentations" tab).
Senate and Committee Reports
In order to review the past actions of the Senate, you can review the various reports on the Faculty Senate Documents website (choose the "reports" tab).
Reports regarding each committees' actions can be found on each committee's web page.