University Faculty Senate

University Faculty Senate

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


Important Dates

Complete Calendar

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

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

Fall Planning Meeting
Holiday Inn Syracuse Liverpool
September 14-15, 2017

Fall Plenary Meeting 2017
SUNY Delhi
October 19-21, 2017

Winter Plenary Meeting 2018

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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


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

October 19-21, 2017
Fall Plenary Meeting 2017
SUNY Delhi