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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 have included: Interim President Fiorentino, Provost Laurie Bernotsky, WCU Women’s Center, Dr. Cheryl Wanko (Advising Committee Task Force), Dr/ Craig Stevens (NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative), Tom Clark (Associate Director of Facilities Planning), WCU Council of Trustees member Eli Silberman
    • Future guests include: Dr. Zeb Davenport (VP for Student Affairs) and Lynn Klingensmith (Office of Social Equity).
  • 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 2017-2018 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.

All Meetings 3:00-5:00pm

Friday, September 22
Thursday, October 19

Friday, November 17

Friday, February 16

Thursday, March 30

Friday, April 20