Faculty Senate President’s Message
The Faculty Senate is the voice of faculty in all academic units at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
The mission of the Faculty Senate is to lead the faculty in fulfilling their responsibilities in the shared governance of the University, and functions to study and investigate issues and concerns, develop solutions, and recommend constructive changes to the University Administration.
Since the Faculty Senate is an agent of the faculty, faculty involvement is the most important factor contributing to our effectiveness and claim to the institutional decision making process.
Since the Faculty Senate serves as the primary communication link and liaison between the faculty and the administration, it is essential that our faculty to become engaged and express their views and concerns to their Senate representatives.
In light of recent statewide education reforms and budget cuts, the University will experience significant changes in the coming year, and difficult decisions will have to be made that will likely result in reorganization and possibly program elimination.
The Faculty Senate will continue its work to ensure that academic standards remain high and advocate in the best interest of faculty.
The Senate will be sending emails to be distributed to the entire faculty body in order to keep them apprised of news and events that impact the University faculty.
If you have any questions or concerns that you believe the faculty senate should address, please feel free to contact me or your Senate representative.
Paul W. Sylvester, Ph.D.
ULM Faculty Senate President
Paul W. Sylvester, Ph.D.,
ULM Faculty Senate President
Pfizer Endowed Professor of Pharmacology and
Director of Graduate Studies and Research
College of Pharmacy
1800 Bienville Dr., Bienville Building Room #344
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Monroe, LA, 71209
Purpose of the Faculty Senate (adopted 5/1/04)
"The faculty has primary responsibility for such fundamental areas as curriculum, subject matter, and methods of instruction; research; faculty status and working conditions; and those aspects of student life that relate to the educational process." (AAUP, 1966 Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities.)
The University of Louisiana at Monroe Faculty Senate shall serve as the agency for faculty participation in the government of the University. Accordingly, the Faculty Senate represents and supports the entire faculty. The Faculty Senate shall advise the administration regarding the selection of academic officers, the policies and procedures governing salary determination, and other matters concerning the general welfare of the University, either on its own initiative or upon referral of proposals from others.
Senators are elected by the faculty to represent their colleges and the faculty
as a whole, in conformance with the Faculty Senate Constitution and By-laws.