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Faculty Senate

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The faculty senate is the chief policy-recommending body of the general faculty providing for faculty participation in the governance and decision-making process of Western Carolina University. The senate shall represent the general faculty as their principal voice to advise the chancellor and provost on the conduct of the university's affairs. The faculty senate shall represent the sense of the general faculty in the long-term development of the university's identity and mission.

It shall serve as a collegial forum for the airing of faculty concerns and suggestions about the quality of academic aspects of the university, including matters of instruction, curriculum, composition of the faculty and student body, research and creative activities, community outreach, university evaluation and planning, and other faculty and student affairs

Meet your Senators

All Faculty Senate meetings are open to the public. Please see the schedule for specific dates, times, and locations. 
Upcoming Fall Meetings:

Open Faculty Conversation: September 1, Friday 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Blue Ridge

Faculty Senate Regular Business Meetings:

Note: unlesss indicated otherwise, meetings are 3-5 p.m. in the location given below. Locations are subject to change.

August 30, 2023, Wednesday, UC Multipurpose Room

September 27, 2023, Wednesday, UC Multipurpose Room

October 25, 2023, Wednesday, Killian 102

November 15, 2023, Wednesday, UC Multipurpose Room

Meeting materials, including agendas, reports, minutes, and archived documents, are accessible from our Faculty Senate SharePoint site. For help, please contact

Find out what actions the Faculty Senate has taken recently by reading our resolutions. For archived actions, please visit the Faculty Senate SharePoint site

The Faculty Handbook provides ready access to information about the operation of the University and answers to the most frequently asked questions about operating procedures and policies.

The handbook may be reviewed and revised at any time to reflect changes in institutional policy, state and federal law or operational procedures.

2022-23 Faculty Handbook


Our Academic Procedures and Regulations (APR) are available via SharePoint, and can be accessed using your WCU network credentials.

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