Senate Chair

Susan P. Curnan
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Senate Administrator

Lanni Isenberg
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Welcome to the Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is the representative body of the faculty as a whole. The Senate may initiate discussion on any issue relevant to the educational and research missions of the university or the provisions of the Faculty Handbook, including but not limited to academic freedom; the rights, responsibilities, work schedule, salary and benefits of faculty members; university policies regarding faculty appointments, tenure, promotion, and dismissal; and university rules and regulations as they affect faculty.

Year-end Letter from the Faculty Senate President (Jun. 21, 2016)


The Faculty Senate conducted elections for the 2016-2017 Faculty Senate, Senate Chair and Senate Council during the final exam period of the spring term (May 5-12, 2016). See the Members page for results.

Senate Proclamation to Honor Interim President Lisa M. Lynch (presented Apr. 21, 2016)

Senate Resolution to Express Consensus on the Matter of Broken Trust and Lost Contribution to Faculty and Staff Retirement Funds (Apr. 8, 2016)

Brandeis Unionization Process Information

Interim Provost Announces SEIU Representation of Contingent Faculty (Dec. 18, 2015)

Senate Information Brief on Unionization Process (Oct. 20, 2015)

Update from National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on status of unionization at Brandeis.  Ballots count date is December 18,2015. (weblink)

NEASC Accreditation Standards Language:

Provost, Dean of Arts & Sciences, Dean of the Graduate Schools of Arts & Sciences Letter to NEASC Regarding Including Faculty in Updated Accreditation Standards Language (Dec. 15, 2015)

Second Senate Letter to NEASC Regarding November 24, 2015 Proposed Accreditation Standards (Dec. 14, 2015)

Flaherty, Colleen. "Non-tenure-track faculty advocates oppose proposed changes to NEASC standards." Inside Higher Ed. 15 December 2015. Web. 15 Dec. 2015.

Senate Letter to NEASC Regarding New Proposed Accreditation Standards (Nov. 4, 2015)


Faculty Senate Resolution Supporting Change, Equality and Justice in Response to #FordHall2015 Movement (Nov. 30, 2015)

Attachment 1 Statements of Solidarity - Brandeis University Departments (updated Dec. 7, 2015)

Attachment 2 #Concerned Students2015 Letter and List of Demands to Brandeis University (Nov. 19, 2015)

Attachment 3 Interim President Lisa M. Lynch Letter (Nov. 22, 2015)

Attachment 4 #IAmFordHall2015 Working Syllabus (Nov. 23, 2015)

Faculty Senate Resolution to Express Consensus on the Matter of "No Tipping" at the Faculty Club (Nov. 12, 2015)