Regents to consider bylaws change expanding Faculty Senate


Revisions to the University of Michigan Board of Regents’ Bylaws 4.01 and 4.03, which outline the membership of the Faculty Senate and Senate Assembly, have been proposed and are now being posted for public comment before coming before the regents for approval in July.

Comments should be submitted no later than July 19 by emailing Regents will consider the revisions at their July 20 meeting.

(UPDATE: The Board of Regents approved these amended bylaws on July 20.)

The Faculty Senate — formally known as the University Senate — approved a resolution June 3 that would expand its membership to include clinical professors, archivists, curators, and lecturers I, II, III and IV that have at least a 50% appointment.

If approved, the membership change effectively will increase U-M’s central faculty governance system by about two-thirds. It currently includes more than 4,269 tenured and tenure-track instructional faculty, research faculty, librarians, deans and executive officers from the Dearborn, Flint and Ann Arbor campuses, including Michigan Medicine.


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