Faculty Senate Constitution and Bylaws
The Constitution and Bylaws of the Faculty Senate Of PennWest California
It is in the finest tradition of the academy that the faculty gathers together in a formal and democratic fashion to articulate, promote and defend the ideals of a university. It is both fitting and proper that the faculty do so. Those chosen to represent their colleagues shall be known as Senators and the body to which they belong shall be called the Faculty Senate.
As the largest deliberative, representative body of the faculty, the Senate shall, in its public discourse, promote intellectual life at the University and contribute to the academic leadership of the University.
The Faculty Senate shall be concerned with all issues important to the University including academic freedom, scholarship, self-governance, curriculum, and academic and professional standards.
Because the Senate is an independent body, it is free to pursue, without restraint, all issues of importance to the University. The Senate, when exploring these important university issues, may seek counsel from persons and entities both within and without the University.1 In its advocacy role, the Senate may sponsor forums, hold debates, and create committees to deliberate these important issues. Conclusions arrived at through these deliberations may result in recommendations to the University community.
Faculty Senate Information
President: Robert Mehalik
Vice President: Loring Prest
Secretary: Robin Weaver
Member at Large: None Appointed
TRIO & Academic Services
|Computer science, Information Systems, and Engineering Technology
|Biology, Geology, and Environmental Sciences
|Business, Economics, and Enterprise Sciences
|Exercise Science & Sport Studies
Health and Human Service Profession (HHS)
|Culture, Media, and Performance
|Math & Physical Sciences
|Nursing & Allied Health
Ayana (Lyles) Walker