Senate Meetings:

Agendas and Minutes

2016-17 Faculty Senate Meetings:

October 12, 2016

November 9, 2016
December 14, 2016
February 8, 2017
March 8, 2017
April 12, 2017
May 10, 2017
June 14, 2017

University Union, 332
2:00pm - 4:00pm


Faculty Policy Oversight Committee

Faculty c0-chair: Susan Smith
Administrative co-chair: Terri Day

Membership: This committee shall consist of ten members. The Faculty Senate Executive Committee shall appoint eight faculty members (one from each Faculty Senate group). One additional faculty member shall be appointed by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee to serve as the committee’s faculty chair. The Provost/VPAA shall appoint one ex-officio member who will serve as the administrative co-chair of the committee. The Provost/VPAA appointee is a voting member if they are a full-time faculty member with no “administrative service” workload, otherwise that appointee is nonvoting.

Term: Terms for faculty members are three years in length and faculty members may serve no more than two consecutive terms. The Provost/VPAA appointee shall serve at the pleasure of the provost.

  • Group I:  Tracy Everbach (JOUR) - Term ends 2018
  • Group II: @Susan Smith (LIBR) - Term ends 2018
  • Group III: Michael Shenoda (ETEC) - Term ends 2017
  • Group IV: Phil Paolino (PSCI) - Term ends 2018
  • Group V: Ojha Divesh (MGMT) - Term ends 2017
  • Group VI: Smita Mehta (EPSY) - Term ends 2018
  • Group VII: James Swan (GERO) - Term ends 2017
  • GroupVIII: VACANT (Lane)

Charges: The charges of the Faculty Policy Oversight Committee are to:

  • Review the information relevant to faculty contained in the Policy Manual of the University of North Texas
  • Receive sugested changes to policy from the faculty and other appropriate sources
  • Recommend revisions, deletions, and additions to UNT policies

The Committee provides policy recommendations to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee for further action.