Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate Officers, Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
President: Massimo D. Bezoari, Richard Lounsbery Professor of Chemistry; LA Scholars' College
Vice President: Marcia Hardy, Assistant Professor; School of Business
Secretary: Joel Hicks, Assistant Professor of Allied Health; Nursing and Allied Health
Parliamentarian: Janet Darfus, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Nursing and Allied Health

All agenda, including those for upcoming meetings, are posted in the window at right.

News Items
1. Five Faculty Representatives To Be Nominated for the NSU Provost Search Committee
NSU's President Jim Henderson has requested five faculty reps (non-administrative) to serve on NSU's Provost Search Committee. The representatives will be approved by the Senate at the Nov 17 meeting.
2.Current Executive Council Nears End of Term of Service
The current Executive Council will end its term of service in Dec (2015).
3. Two-Year Terms Under Review for Faculty Representatives on NSU/Senate Committees
Due to recent restructuring, new faculty representatives are being sought to serve from 2015-2017.
4. Faculty Handook Being Updated
Changes to the Faculty Handbook are under review. The updated edition contains the new NSU organizational chart, updated Chapters 2 and 3, as well as minor edits. See the link in the window (at right). If you wish to provide feedback, please contact Joel Hicks, secretary on the Executive Council of the senate.
5. Elections and Senate Business Guidelines Adopted by Senate
The Senate has adopted a set of guidelines for departments for elections of senators and faculty committee representatives. The guidelines are posted in the window at right.

2015 Meeting Dates
• January 20                                              • August 18
• February 24 - cancelled                       • September 15
• March 17                                                 • October 20
• April 21                                                     • November 17

Meetings are held at 3:30 PM in the Cane River Room of the Student Union unless otherwise announced.