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: Jim Lewis, Associate Vice President for Facilities; Lisa Lucas, TLAC; Lynn Klingensmith, Social Equity; Martin Patwell, OSSD; Peter Loedel, International Programs and Services; Mark Rimple, APSCUF
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