The North Park Faculty Senate is a legislative body of 25 faculty members elected to faithfully represent its interests, goals, and values (Bylaws VII.A).
As the chief academic policy-making body of the faculty, the purpose of the Senate is to assure faculty participation in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of select University policies and goals.
Clockwise: Evan Kuehn, Parliamentarian; Kelly VanderBrug, Secretary; Mark Gavoor, President; Boaz Johnson, Vice-President
- Representing the faculty in the governance of the University;
- Encouraging active faculty participation in the initiation, development, implementation and evaluation of University policies and procedures;
- Discussing and recommending policies and procedures affecting the University as a whole;
- Promoting the welfare of the faculty, students, and University;
- Promoting academic excellence within the University community; and
- Promoting open communication and collaboration (Bylaws VII.B).
The faculty initially approved the formation of the Senate in February 2008; a Senate Procedures Committee wrote the Faculty and Senate Bylaws between 2008 and 2010; and the Senate began its formal responsibilities in August 2010.
Senate Meeting Documents (Agendas, Minutes, Reports) Log into Faculty Senate Office 365 Group