Faculty Senate

Welcome to the MSU Faculty Senate!


Dear Faculty Senators and Colleagues:

We welcome you to the 2016-17 academic year and invite your participation in the important work of shared governance at MSU-Bozeman.

The Faculty Senate is composed of representatives from each academic department, the Library, the Agricultural Research Centers, and the Agricultural Extension Service. Faculty Senate is the chief governance body of the faculty at Montana State University-Bozeman. Under the governance authority of the Montana University System, the Faculty Senate frames policies, procedures and standards of the Faculty Handbook, oversees the curricula, evaluates new academic programs, and serves to enhance communication between MSU faculty, administration, and students.

We recognize the importance of shared governance at MSU and are committed to further developing a dynamic participative governance process that actively solicits input, advice and perspectives from university stakeholders and to work together in a collaborative environment with the institution’s administrative leadership regarding campus issues, policies, and procedures that impact the direction of the university.

To view the upcoming Faculty Senate agenda, please click here.

To view the fall 2016 Faculty Senate meeting schedule, please click here.

Sincerely,

Michael Babcock, Ph.D.
Chair

Franke Wilmer, Ph.D.
Chair-elect


Faculty Handbook Review

Proposed Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Documents

Note: Faculty up for retention, tenure, and promotion review in Fall of 2016 will continue to follow the standards and procedures that are currently in place, which are the Interim Faculty Personnel Policies of August 2013.

Faculty Handbook Related Documents 

For reference: 

Academic Items Under Faculty Senate Consideration or Vote 

Undergraduate School

Courses 

Programs 

  • None at this time.

Graduate School

Courses

Programs

  • None at this time.

Policies

  • None at this time.

Centers

  • None at this time.

Policies and Guidelines Under Faculty Senate Consideration or Vote

Policies and Initiatives Approved by Faculty Senate

Senate Meeting's Presentations (when available)