Faculty Senate Mission

The Faculty Senate represents the teaching faculty in the university governance system. It monitors all topics of interest to faculty and attempts to assure that the faculty perspective is considered prior to decision-making on all important governance issues.

This broad charge, combined with specific Constitutional obligations to consider any recommendation submitted in writing by a faculty member, has led the Senate to take an interest in a variety of academic and policy issues. If you wish to bring any issue or concern to the Senate's attention, please free to contact a senator by clicking the "Senators" link above.


Faculty Compensation Study Update

PVAMU has contracted with HR firm, Sibson Consulting, to conduct an in-depth study of faculty compensation practices and propose a comprehensive compensation philosophy along with strategies for implementing and maintaining that philosophy over the long term. The study is underway as of 7/7/15 and scheduled for completion by February 2016. See the Senate’s original proposal under “Recent Activity: Proposals …

Multiyear Contracts for Contingent Faculty

In March 2015, the Senate put forth a proposal outlining a merit-based system for awarding multiyear contracts to contingent faculty members.  View the full proposal under “Recent Activities: Proposals to the President.”

Compensation Study Update

The Senate provided critical feedback for the Request For Proposals (RFP) for the contract to conduct the compensation study that the Senate proposed in April, 2014.  View the Senate’s original proposal and its feedback for the RFP under “Recent Activities: Proposals to the President.”

Inquiry Regarding Administrative Hiring (Sept. 2014)

The Senate sent a letter of inquiry to the president regarding concerns about the hiring process for positions within the upper administration.  Find a more detailed account of these concerns under “Recent Activity: Motions & Resolutions.”

Equity Study (April, 2014)

The Senate proposed a comprehensive, external study of salary compression and gender equality among all faculty and staff salaries.  View the full proposal in “Recent Activity.”

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