News from Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate Committees: A lot of important Faculty Senate work is done through the committees, and all committees are now in the process of submitting their midyear reports. If you are on a committee, thank you for your service. We appreciate the timely submission of your committee’s report so we can share with the Senate and faculty the actions you have taken on their behalf. If you are interested in serving on a committee, contact your Faculty Senator or the Faculty Senate office at

Elections in process: We are currently running two elections for members to the University Faculty Grievance Committee – one is for two at-large non-tenure track faculty members and one is for an at-large tenured faculty member. Ballots have been sent to faculty by e-mail from the Faculty Senate office so please check your e-mail and vote by 5pm, February 3rd.  If you have any questions please contact the Faculty Senate office or call 940-565-2053.

Student Awards: Applications are currently being accepted for nominees to the Outstanding Teaching Fellow/Teaching Assistant Awards (DEADLINE FEBRUARY 6) and the University Writing Awards (DEADLINE FEBRUARY 17TH). Information and nomination forms can be found at

Faculty Senate Resolution: The Faculty Senate passed a resolution at the December 2019 Senate meeting to promote training designed to enhance a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion across the UNT community. You can read the resolution on the Faculty Senate website in the Workplace tab

Thank you for your support of your Faculty Senate. Meetings are open to all and are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the University Union, Room 332 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. More information can be found about the Faculty Senate, as well as agendas and meeting minutes, at