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
All Faculty Senate meetings are open to the public. Please see the schedule for specific dates, times, and locations.
Upcoming Spring Meetings:
Open Faculty Conversation: January 13, 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.
January 18, Wednesday, UC Multipurpose Room
February 15, Wednesday, UC Multipurpose Room
March 22, Wednesday, Blue Ridge
April 19, Wednesday, Blue Ridge
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.
Our Academic Procedures and Regulations (APR) are available via SharePoint, and can be accessed using your WCU network credentials.