University Faculty Senate

University Faculty Senate

Welcome to the University Faculty Senate (UFS) Web site!


Important Dates

Complete Calendar

Winter Plenary Meeting 2017
SUNY Old Westbury
January 19-21, 2017

Spring Plenary Meeting 2017
SUNY Canton
April 20-22, 2017

SUNY Voices Shared Governance Conference
Crowne Plaza Suffern Hotel
April 27-28, 2017


Internships and Co-ops:
A Guide for Planning, Implementation and Assessment
(complete guide and fill in forms available on Resources page)

The SUNY Board of Trustees approved the creation of the University Faculty Senate on October 8, 1953. Article VII of the SUNY Policies of the Board of Trustees states "the Senate shall be the official agency through which the University Faculty engages in the governance of the University. The Senate shall be concerned with effective educational policies and other professional matters within the University."  

The UFS membership consists of the Chancellor of the University, two University representatives having University-wide responsibilities and representatives from each State-operated unit and contract college. This is a total of 33 SUNY colleges. This makes the University Faculty Senate one of the largest faculty governance organizations in the country!  

The University Faculty Senate serves as a resource on governance for the University. It serves as a deliberative body on educational policies for the SUNY System. In this capacity it issues publications such as handbooks, directories and reports on matters such as budget, program revision and presidential searches. This Web site is designed to be a repository for documents and information produced by the University Faculty Senate.

University Faculty Senate
SUNY Plaza - S120
Albany, NY  12246
518-320-1376  /  800-547-1548

  Peter Knuepfer
Vice President/Secretary:
  Gwen Kay
Executive Assistant:
  Carol Donato
University Faculty Senate

Plenary Meetings

Executive Committee, Senators, CGL's

May 5-7, 2016 
173rd Spring Plenary Meeting 
Hosted by The College at Brockport, Brockport NY 

September 15-16, 2016
Fall Planning Meeting
The Desmond Hotel, Albany, NY

October 20-22, 2016
174th Fall Plenary Meeting
Hosted by SUNY Cortland

January 19-21, 2017
175th Winter Plenary Meeting
Hosted by SUNY Old Westbury

April 20-22, 2017
176th Spring Plenary Meeting
Hosted by SUNY Canton