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.

The Faculty Senate is located in the Schwartz Center, Room 227 and can be reached at (P) 330-672-7822, (F) 330-672-7127, Web:, Email: facsen [at]

Faculty Senate Membership

  • 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.

Meeting Details

The Faculty Senate Meetings for 2018-2019 are scheduled as follows.  Generally, the fall and spring meetings are scheduled on the second Monday of each month. All Faculty Senate meetings are held at 3:20 pm in the Governance Chambers of the Student Center.

Summer 2019
  • Monday, July 15, 2019  CANCELLED
Fall 2019
  • Monday, September 9, 2019  Agenda & Materials  [PDF]
  • Monday, October 14, 2019  Agenda & Materials  [PDF]
  • Monday, November 4, 2019  Agenda & Materials  [PDF]
  • Monday, December 9, 2019  Agenda & Materials  [PDF]
Spring 2020
  • Monday, February 10, 2020  Agenda & Materials  [PDF]
  • Monday, March 9, 2020  Agenda & Materials  [PDF]
  • Monday, April 13, 2020  Agenda & Materials  [PDF]
  • Monday, May 11, 2020  Agenda & Materials  [PDF]
Summer 2020


  • Monday, July 13, 2020

AY19-20 Faculty Senate

Senators for AY19-20  [PDF]
Ex-Officio & Observers for AY19-20  [PDF]

AY19-20 Executive Committee

Pamela E. Grimm,  Chair
Robin S. Vande Zande,  Vice Chair
Edward Dauterich, Secretary
Tracy Laux,  At-Large
Zhiqiang "Molly" Wang,  Appt'd Member

Contact Us
  • Office Phone Number - 330-672-7822
  • Faculty Senate General Mailbox - facsen [at]
  • 2018-2019 Chair, Pamela Grimm - pgrimm [at]
  • Office Administrator, Tess Kail - tkail1 [at]