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About the Senate

Initiated in Spring 2017, the Senate provides faculty representation from all Schools of the University “in order to facilitate and enhance the effectiveness of the governance of the University and further develop a shared sense of community among its members…”

Major issues focus on university-wide plans and policies. The schools are still autonomous, but issues that may impact/influence faculty at other schools can be brought before the senate for consideration.  Its powers are not absolute, but the senate allows a central body in which issues that may be of concern to the entire university can be addressed and faculty can have a voice in these matters.  Issues may be introduced from the administration or from faculty at the various schools.

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First Faculty Senate Meeting of 2022-2023 Academic year on Wednesday, 9/14

Join us for the first Faculty Senate meeting for...

Faculty Senate Response to 2022 NECHE Self-Study

The Standing Committees of the Tufts University Faculty Senate...

Resolution on Principles and Policies Relating to Faculty Employment

The University Faculty Senate believes that Tufts can thrive...