Faculty Senate — Advocate and Watchdog>
What’s In It For You?
As faculty, we have a responsibility to serve the University
community and participate in its governance. The Faculty Senate
your wisdom, expertise and judgment.
But that's just one side
of the equation. You have much to gain as well. Ask any of your
colleagues who have been involved with
the Faculty Senate or the University Council, and they will
tell you of the lasting rewards they have reaped from their service.
Become involved in the Faculty Senate and you will:
By participating in the Senate you will develop ongoing
relationships and friendships with colleagues in other schools
dedicated senior administrators across the campus.
the University Better
Your work in the Senate will help you understand more about
how the University really works. On a campus as decentralized
where the schools operate with a large degree of independence,
you may have little grasp of how things are done in
schools other than your own. Here is your chance to find
connected, and you'll be better informed. You'll also
deepen your understanding of higher education in general.
- Make Your Voice Heard
The Faculty Senate deals with issues that are important
to you. By participating, you will become involved
in influencing policies
that directly affect you and your life at Penn.