Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate Web Page

The Faculty Senate is the deliberative and legislative agency of the academic community. It derives its authority and responsibility from the Constitution and By-laws of the Weber State University Faculty Government approved by the President, Board of Trustees, and Utah State Board of Regents in 1966. The Faculty Senate Constitution clearly delineates Senate powers. The Senate formulates policy in some areas such as standards for admission and retention of students; requirements for all degrees and certificates; curriculum; appointment, promotion, tenure, and dismissal of faculty; standards for student activities and general student conduct; and academic freedom and due process. The Senate recommends policy in the areas of expenditures of funds for instruction, research, and travel; faculty salaries and benefits; leave of absence; selection and retention of academic administrators; and teaching load of faculty personnel. Most of the work in the areas of policy making and recommendations is done by standing committees and ad hoc committees which report regularly to the Faculty Senate.


Faculty Senate Standing Committees
Academic Resources and Computing Faculty Board of Review
Admissions, Standards and Student Affairs General Education Improvement & Assessment
Appointment, Promotion, Academic Freedom and Tenure Honorary Degree
Constitutional Review, Appointment and Organization Research, Scholarship and Professional Growth
Curriculum Salary, Benefits, Budget and Fiscal Planning                  
Environmental Issues Teaching, Learning and Assessment