Chair of the University Academic Senate: Dr. Allison Abbott, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

University Academic Senate is central to shared governance at Marquette. As stated in the statutes for the UAS, "shared governance improves communication, collegiality, and decision-making about the academic mission and about the effective and efficient use of University resources in keeping with strategic initiatives.” In practice, shared governance can be challenging and messy work as faculty and administrators work together to make Marquette the best it can be. We are blessed with faculty members who are passionate about their work and about the mission of Marquette. I will strive to strengthen and improve faculty engagement and participation in UAS and its sub-committees. I hope to improve communication from Senators to the areas they represent and communication back to UAS so that we can be as representative of the needs across campus as possible. UAS has important work on its agenda including improving shared governance in budgeting and financial planning, advancing our goals in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as advocating for the needs of our participating faculty member colleagues. I am so appreciative of the work of all Senators who work to achieve these goals.


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Watch the 2022 Faculty Forum held on April 21, 2022. Please note that the video includes technical issues. Questions for Faculty Forum 2022; Faculty Forum 2022 Summary

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 Planing 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