Faculty Senate

The primary responsibility for initiation of educational policy, maintenance of academic standards, requirements for degrees, admission standards, faculty status, and research shall rest with the Faculty. The Faculty’s authority in the area of University-wide academic policy shall be exercised through the Faculty Senate.


Faculty Senate minutes are available on FDU’s Office 365 OneDrive for FDU employees only, who must log in to access the minutes.

Meeting schedule for Academic Year (AY) 2020-2021

Except as noted below, the Executive Committee meets 11 AM to 2 PM. The Full Senate meets 2 to 4 PM.

Generally, regular meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 2 to 4 PM. ZOOM meeting information will be supplied with the agenda.

  • August 26, 2020; special time: 3 to 5 PM
  • September 23, 2020
  • October 28, 2020
  • November 18, 2020
  • February 24, 2021
  • March 24, 2021
  • April 28, 2021
  • May 12, 2021

Faculty Senate Committees

The Executive Committee consists of the President, Vice-President, Chairs, and Deputy Chairs.

Academic Year 2019-2020

Faculty Senate Bylaws