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Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is the faculty governing body for Kent State University. It is primarily concerned with matters of university educational policies, curriculum, academic and professional standards, and the establishment, discontinuance and major alteration of academic programs. The senate also possesses shared responsibilities and advisory responsibilities. In addition, the Faculty Senate may consider other matters pertaining to the welfare and mission of the university.

Faculty Senate

  • Currently, there are 48 Senators representing 21 different electorates, 27 non-voting Ex-Officio members, and 3 Observers (1 Emeritus Professor, 1 Graduate Student Senate, and 1 Undergraduate Student Senate).
  • Senators are elected each year on a rotating basis for three-year terms.
  • Each year, the Senators elect the Executive Committee, which consists of a Chair, a Vice Chair, a Secretary, and an At-Large member.
  • In addition, 2 appointed members are selected for the Executive Committee.


2017-2018 Executive Committee Members

  • Deborah C. Smith,  Chair
  • Kathryn S. Wilson,  Vice Chair
  • Kathryn A. Kerns, Secretary
  • Edward Dauterich,  At-Large
  • Farid S. Fouad,  Appointed Member
  • Robin S. Vande Zande,  Appointed Member

Senators for AY17-18 (PDF) 

Ex-Officio & Observers for AY17-18 (PDF)


Meeting Details

The Faculty Senate Meetings for 2017-2018 are scheduled as follows.  Generally, the meetings are scheduled on the second Monday of each month (except where noted). All Faculty Senate meetings are held at 3:20 pm in the Governance Chambers of the Student Center.

Summer 2017
  • Monday, July 17, 2017 (third Monday)  CANCELLED
Fall 2017
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 (PDF)
  • Monday, October 9, 2017 (PDF)
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 (PDF)
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 (PDF)
Spring 2018
  • Monday, February 12, 2018 (PDF)
  • Monday, March 12, 2018 (PDF)
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 (PDF)
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 (PDF)
Summer 2018
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 (third Monday) (PDF)