The Function and Powers of the Faculty Senate
are broadly defined in
Title 1, Article 1, Part 2 of the Board Policy
Manual. As noted in 1-1-206(1), “The Faculty Senate shall
be the sole representative body of the faculty.” Board
policies and University
Regulations “of an academic nature, or affecting faculty,
should be developed and approved with the collegial participation,
comment and advice of the Faculty through the Faculty Senate.”
The Board Policy Manual continues: “In addition to the duties
and powers stated above, the Faculty Senate, as the delegate assembly
of the voting faculty of the University, shall have the authority to:
▪ Act for the voting faculty on all matters within the scope of this policy and the faculty constitution as approved by the BOT.
▪ Receive and consider reports and recommendations from members of the University community as it sees fit.
▪ Initiate or review policies pertaining to the general welfare of the University, its faculty or students.
▪ Transmit resolutions regarding any matter concerning the University to the President and/or the BOT, and to the faculty for their consideration and/or further action."
More detailed accounts of the structure and function of the Faculty Senate can be found in the Constitution of the the University of Northern Colorado Faculty (Title 2, Article 3, Part 1 of the Board Policy Manual (2-3-106)), and in the Faculty Senate Bylaws.