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Faculty Senate Bulletin_Spring 2021

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2 About Your NCU Faculty Senate The mission of the Faculty Senate at Northcentral University is "to work with the University's administration to represent faculty interests in the areas of program and curriculum development, institutional and administrative effectiveness, the education environment for students, the working environment for faculty, and the promotion of inclusiveness within the University's diverse community (NCU Faculty Senate Charter, 1.1)." Senate responsibilities include: • Meeting monthly to discuss faculty needs • Attending Academic Affairs Committee meetings • Consulting with faculty and University leadership as needed on other issues • The Senate has completed development of a Faculty Senate Best Practices Handbook. Current and incoming future Senators will have access to this handbook to ensure continuity of Senate process from year to year. • The Senate Part-Time Faculty Subcommittee was created to consider the distinct needs of part-time faculty and has been working on Delphi Award suggestions for leadership. • A part-time faculty award for exemplary part-time contributions has been proposed. • Senate elections were held in the School of Education, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, and School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. We welcome our new members. • Welcome to our first Senate member from the School of Law! • UPCOMING EVENTS! - The annual Faculty Senate Summit is scheduled for June 2021. - The 2021 Faculty Assembly is scheduled to take place in September 2021 at Faculty Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee. NEWS Faculty Senate

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