Faculty Senate

Mission:The mission of the Faculty Senate at West Chester Universityis 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 have included: John Villella, Vice President for University Affairs and Chief of Staff; Bradley Flamm, Director of the Office of Sustainability; Lisa Marano, Mathematics, and Dr. Shannon Mrkich, English, First-Year Experience; Tracey Ray, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer; Christine Moriconi, Associate Professor of Nursing, Center for Contemplative Studies; Nicole Bennett, Vice Provost for Research and Creative Activity; Judy Kawamoto, Assistant VP of Student Development, and Dr. Tabetha Adkins, Dean of University College, First-Generation Students
    • Future guests include: President Christopher Fiorentino.

Participation in various major administrative searches on campus.

    • Vice President for Information Technology search; Vice Provost for Research and Creative Activities search.

Serving as a forum and clearinghouse for issues affecting faculty on campus.

    • Campus administrative position appointments, research, parking.

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: Multicultural Faculty Commission; LGBTQA; Faculty Mentoring Committee; New Faculty Orientation, 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 2020-2021 academic year! Senate meetings this year will be held via Zoom (link will be shared with all WCU faculty prior to the meeting). All full and part-time WCU faculty are welcome to attend meetings.

All Meetings take place 3:00-5:00pm

Friday, September 25, 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020
Friday, December 4, 2020
Friday, February 12, 2021
Friday, March 26, 2021
Friday, April 30, 2021

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