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.
In October, the Senate passed two new resolutions, one regarding the actions taken in response to the recent compensation study and the other regarding tenure/promotion procedures. View both resolutions under RECENT ACTIVITY: RESOLUTIONS.
October 24, 2016
In its February meeting, the Senate passed a resolution calling upon the administration to define recruitment as a voluntary rather than mandatory form of service for faculty members. View the full resolution under RECENT ACTIVITIES: RESOLUTIONS.
April 17, 2016
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 …
August 16, 2015
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.”
April 25, 2015
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