The UNLV Faculty Senate is the voice of the academic and administrative faculty working transparently with university administration to advance the vision and direction of the institution. Relying on faculty participation in its committee structure, the senate promotes shared governance. Informed by dialogue among constituent groups, the senate encourages thoughtful deliberation on campus and within its elected representative membership. The Faculty Senate assures quality in research, creative activity, teaching, and service while exercising responsibility for maintaining and improving rigorous standards throughout the curriculum. The senate is a strong advocate for competitive compensation, adequate benefits, and an inclusive, equitable work environment conducive to academic achievement. The UNLV Faculty Senate vigorously champions freedom of thought and expression as the basic tenet of the academic environment at UNLV.
The senate thrives only through the active participation of its constituency: the academic and administrative faculty of UNLV. About 400 faculties participate directly as senators and committee members. The entire faculty participates through voting on university bylaws changes approved by the senate, responding to surveys and inquiries promoted by the senate, and reading the regular reports of the chair and committees.
Date adopted: Tuesday, February 21, 2012