Faculty Senate Events
Birmingham Mayor Bell spoke at the June 11th Senate meeting
UAB's Faculty Senate hosted City of Birmingham Mayor William Bell at a special meeting Tuesday, June 11 at 7:30 a.m. in the Kaul Genetics Building Finley Conference Room. All faculty staff & students were invited. Mayor Bell spoke about the city's 50 Years Forward movement, UAB's past involvement in the Civil Rights movement and UAB's current participation in 50 Years Forward. He also shared his personal experience of growing up in Birmingham during the Civil Rights movement. Mayor Bell also answered attendees questions during a Q&A. Mayor Bell is asking us to partner with him to create good opportunities here and connect our young people to these opportunities so they can stay, thrive and build a strong community in Birmingham. His vision is for us to Change the World together. Meeting minutes available at <link> (Select the " Minutes" tab)
UA System Chancellor Robert Witt spoke to UAB Faculty & Staff on May 14th
UAB'sFaculty Senate hosted University of Alabama System Chancellor Robert Witt at a special meeting and speaking engagement on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30 a.m. in the UAB Alumni House. All faculty members, staff & students also were invited. Chancellor Witt spoke about ideas to manage the rising costs and decreases in funding; offering competitive compensation packages to faculty; and developing synergy among the 3 UA campuses. The Chancellor also participated in a Q&A session. Details are available in the Senate minutes: <Link to Senate document website>: click on the "Minutes" tab.
President's Reception for the Faculty Senate/FPPC
President Ray Watts held a reception to honor the service of the Faculty Senate and Faculty Policies & Procedures Committee officers and members and to welcome the newly elected faculty. The reception was held at the beautifully restored UAB ArtPlay building. A special thank you goes to Tim Walker of UAB Events for his flawless coordination of the successful event. Pictures are available: <Link to pictures>: click on the "presentations" tab
Faculty Honors Dr. Marchase
The Faculty Senate honored Dr. Richard Marchase for his faithful service as Interim President during 2012-2013. Dr. Julio Rivera, Chair of Faculty, presented Dr.Marchase a framed resolution in honor of his service on behalf of the faculty at UAB. The Faculty Senate had voted unanimously to honor Dr. Marchase. Upon receiving the resolution, Dr. Marchase responded saying that Administration and the Faculty Senate display a nice balance of the faculty having a voice along with a good relationship existing between the administration and faculty. A copy of the resolution presented to Dr. Marchase is available on the Senate Document website. Click on the "Presentations" tab.
Faculty Senate & FPPC Elections Results
Elections for Faculty Senate Chair, Secretary, Senators and Faculty Policies & Procedures Committee unit representatives were completed on April 5th. The 2013-2014 term will begin on June 1st. Thank you to all who have served in so many ways during 2012-2013. We look forward to working together in considering the needs and responsibilities of the faculty of UAB and representing them to the University President and Administration.
<Link to 2013-2014 roster>: click on the "rosters" tab
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.
We welcome you to peruse the minutes of the most recent Senate meetings to see our latest efforts in shared governance at UAB. Please follow this link and 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 about 1 week before the meeting. Please follow this link and choose the "agendas" tab.
You can view the presentations that have been given at recent Senate meetings. Please follow this link and choose the "presentations" tab.
Senate and Committee Reports
In order to review the past actions of the Senate, you can review the various reports at your convenience. Please follow this link and choose the "reports" tab.
Reports regarding each committtees' actions can be found on each committee's web page.