Faculty Senate

The faculty is organized into a Faculty Senate which meets regularly once each month during the academic year and at other times when deemed necessary. The objectives of the Faculty Senate are to:

  • serve the professional interests and general welfare of its members and the College community;
  • to disseminate information and exchange ideas in order to increase the efficiency and meaningfulness of the policies affecting conditions of employment of the faculty;
  • to aid faculty members in preserving professional and personal rights and academic freedom;
  • to represent the faculty in the development of proposals dealing with salaries, fringe benefits, and working conditions;
  • to serve the College and the community by taking an active role in reinforcing and creating beneficial educational policies and procedures through study, consultation, discussion, suggestions, and actions.

Policies and procedures regarding full-time faculty will be in accordance with the recommendations of the American Association of University Professors as outlined in the AAUP’s –Policy Documents and Reports, 2001 edition.

Faculty Senate Officers

Faculty Senate Officers (Executive Committee) for August 2018 through May 2019 are:

  • Chair: Dr. Sherry S. Strain
  • Vice Chair: Dr. Robert Nardelli
  • Secretary: Dr. Amanda Bradley
  • Parliamentarian: Elizabeth Schneider, Esq.


List of Active Committees

  • Faculty Affairs
  • Faculty Development
  • Faculty Handbook Review Committee
  • Faculty Nominating Committee
  • Faculty Grievance Committee
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Alcohol Coalition
  • Student Retention and Wellness Center Committee
  • Multicultural Affairs Advisory Council.