Christopher Stockdale, chair of University Academic Senate

Chair of the University Academic Senate: Dr. Christopher Stockdale, Associate Professor of Physics

The University Academic Senate and the 13 committees that report to the Senate are a vital part of our efforts to strengthen shared governance at Marquette University. As Chair of the Senate, I see it as my role to serve our campus community to ensure that the University's actions reflect the values and aspirations of all of our students, faculty, and staff. I am confident and hopeful that each senator and every person serving on a university committee will engage with others in the broader campus community and bring their voices into the discussions that we will have over the next year. As the University will be creating our new strategic plan that will carry Marquette into 2030, we need to listen carefully to all of the concerns across campus. I see Marquette's rich diversity as a largely still untapped strength, and I am reminded that our Jesuit traditions call us to service rooted in justice and love. "The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out." - James Baldwin, 1983


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Concept Paper for School of Education and Public Service and feedback survey

Strategic Plan Resolution (adopted by University Academic Senate October 16, 2023)

Watch the Fall 2023 Faculty Forum held on October 31, 2023.

Watch the Spring 2023 Faculty Forum held on April 18, 2023. (Select MU Email from dropdown menu and log in to watch video.) See the spring 2023 Faculty Forum discussion notes.

Meaningful Shared Governance Resolution (endorsed by University Academic Senate April 11, 2022)

Marquette Free Speech Statement (endorsed by University Academic Senate March 21, 2022)

University Academic Senate Resolution on Shared Governance from Marquette Chapter of American Association of University Professors (AAUP) (passed February 15, 2021)

Watch the Academic Budget/Program Planning Workgroups Campus Overview held on October 15, 2020

University Academic Senate Statement on Faculty Unionization Efforts (passed May 6, 2019)

University Academic Senate Resolution on Externally Funded Academic Programs, Centers, and Institutes (passed April 15, 2019)

Statement from the Executive Committee of the University Academic Senate