Cover Photo Image

Mission Statement

The function of the Faculty Senate is to represent the faculty in the consideration of all policies that affect the academic climate and direction of the institution.  The Faculty Senate seeks to create, maintain and protect a university environment conductive to the growth of scholarship, learning, teaching, research, service, and respect for human dignity and rights.  Among other things the responsibilities of the Faculty Senate include:

  • Offering suggestions to the vice presidents for academic affairs and for administration and finance on matters of university organization, budget recommendations and revisions, facilities, planning, and mission at the university level;
  • Consulting with appropriate resource persons concerning academic policy;
  • Offering recommendations about admissions policies and enrollment management;
  • Participating in university-wide curricular oversight through its representatives on the Committee on Academic Programs (CAP); and
  • Working with the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs to maintain policies and procedures by which the faculty will be involved in the evaluation of academic administrators at the university level.

2019 Mini-Grant Awards

See the winners here.

Computer Lottery

View previous computer lottery winners by name or by year.

2019 Madison Vision Teaching Awards

The Madison Vision Teaching Award is jointly sponsored by the Faculty Senate and the Student Government Association. The award recognizes a commitment to excellence in teaching while displaying JMU’s principles of vision and engagement by developing deep, purposeful and reflective learning, while uniting campus and community in the pursuit, creation, application and dissemination of knowledge. Recipients are chosen by the SGA.

Please join us in congraulating our winners:

Dr. William C. Grant, Department of Economics (1st place)
Dr. Jesse C. Rathgeber, School of Music (2nd place)
Dr. Tracy E. Zinn, Department of Psychology (3rd place)


Bereavement Funds

Use this form to request bereavement funds.


Faculty Senate Meetings

During fall, the Faculty Senate meets the first Thursday of each month.

During spring, meetings are held the last Thursday of the month.

Meetings are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Madison Union (Taylor) 405 (Refreshments at 3:15). 

Each academic unit is represented by a voting faculty member. Meetings are also open to all JMU faculty.


Senate Bylaws

Senate Constitution

Faculty Handbook

New Senator



Back to Top