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Faculty Senate


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Faculty Senate

James Brenner, President

Please contact any member of the Executive Committee
with suggestions, topics, or questions.

Mission: The mission of the Faculty Senate at West Chester University is to ensure classroom and non-classroom faculty involvement in the shared governance of the institution. A forum for advocating and evaluating institutional policy and related matters affecting the welfare of the University, the Faculty Senate is committed to fostering a climate that promotes the growth and development of faculty and students.

Areas of Impact

  • Serving as a conduit for various campus-wide offices to reach faculty.
    • Recent guests at Faculty Senate meetings (AY 15-16) have included: President Weisenstein, Provost Laurie Bernotsky, Lynn Klingensmith (Office of Social Equity), WCU Women’s Center, Dr. Cheryl Wanko (Advising Committee Task Force).
    • Future guests include: WCU Council of Trustees member Eli Silberman and Interim President Fiorentino.
  • Participation in various major administrative searches on campus.
    • Assistant Social Equity Director search; Vice President for Information Technology search; Assistant Dean of Students search; Vice Provost/Graduate Dean search.
  • Serving as a forum and clearinghouse for issues affecting faculty on campus.
    • Academic reorganization; campus administrative position appointments.
  • Advocating for and supporting diversity and positive campus climate.
    • Advocated for greater staff supporting diversity on campus.
    • Senate liaisons with the following organizations on campus: Council for Diversity, Inclusion and Academic Excellence; Multicultural Faculty Commission; LGBTQA; Faculty Mentoring Committee; among others.
  • Promoting transparency, inclusion, and shared governance.
    • Faculty Senate Executive Committee members regularly meet with WCU President and other administrators

Additional Contacts

Please contact any member of the Executive Committee with suggestions, topics, or questions.


Welcome to the 2015-2016 academic year! Senate meetings this year will be held on the following dates, in FHG Library Room 613. All full and part-time WCU faculty are welcome to attend meetings.

Thursday 3:00-5:00pm

October 22
March 24

Friday 3:00-5:00pm

September 18
November 20
February 26
April 22