Faculty Senate

Purpose: 

The Faculty Senate represents the faculty members at UNT Dallas that are elected by full-time employed university faculty members.  The Faculty Senate is charged with engaging university administration and stakeholders in fostering a community of cooperation and mutual respect by discussing, evaluating, monitoring, and recommending on a wide array of academic policies and procedures, including those governing faculty evaluation, workload, compensation, academic freedom, and grievances, among others. Recommendations often originate in faculty committees, such as Academic Affairs, Faculty Work-Life, the Library Committee, or with the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. The Faculty Senate serves as the liaison between faculty and administration providing guidance on matters that directly impact university faculty. 

Roster Rotation Schedule: 

2 year appointments with annual elections.

Appointed by: 

Election; elected by: full time University of North Texas at Dallas faculty.

Applicable Policy/Strategic Initiative : 

The development and recommendations on a wide array of academic policies, procedures and initiatives, that govern faculty evaluation, workload, compensation, academic freedom, and grievances, among others.

Meeting Schedule: 

First Friday of every month during the academic year, with additional meetings called during the year as needed.

Members: 

PositionNameTerm StartTerm EndSchool or Department
PresidentAaron BartulaTBDTBDSchool of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Vice-President-President-ElectJennifer BaggerlySchool of Human Services
SecretaryJanice UpshawSchool of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Parliamentarian/Secretary-ElectRichard ChandlerSchool of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Senator, Permanent Non-Tenure TrackSara HolmesSchool of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Senator, Tenure-TrackKelly VargaSchool of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Senator, TenuredWalt BorgesSchool of Business
Senator, Business Place OneGary HolmesSchool of Business
Senator, Business Place TwoMujtaba ZiaSchool of Business
Senator, EducationPatsy Sosa-SanchezSchool of Education
Senator, Human ServicesYu-Fen LinSchool of Human Services
Senator, Liberal Arts & Sciences Place OneJulie SiddiqueSchool of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Senator, Liberal Arts & Sciences Place TwoMuhammed YousufuddinSchool of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Senator, Liberal Arts & Sciences Place ThreeSteven ArxerSchool of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Senator, College of LawGretchen HackardCollege of Law