The Faculty Senate of the University at Buffalo is the University’s deliberative and democratic faculty governance body. Senators representing UB’s colleges and schools are elected by and from the voting faculty of each, independent of rank and discipline. Through the resolutions it passes, the reports it creates, and its permanent and ad hoc committees, the Faculty Senate represents the official viewpoint of the faculty on issues pertaining to the academic, research, public service and co-curricular programs and activities of the University. Underlying its activities is the recognition of the faculty’s responsibilities for the excellence of the University. It is one way the faculty have a say in the decisions that affect their academic lives. It is consultative to the President on all matters that may affect the University’s objectives and operations.
The Faculty Senate is one part of the joint governance of the University, which it shares with the Professional Staff Senate, the University at Buffalo administration and the central administration of the State University of New York. Given that the scope of its domain is broad, it is committed to open and transparent decision-making and service-delivery.
Ezra B.W. Zubrow
Chair, Faculty Senate
543 Capen Hall
University at Buffalo (North Campus)
Buffalo, New York 14260-1680