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Maria-Eirini Pandelia teaches Quantitative Approaches to Biochemical Systems

Maria-Eirini Pandelia

Maria-Eirini Pandelia teaches Quantitative Approaches to Biochemical Systems

Amber Spry class "Identity Politics in the United States"

Amber Spry

Amber Spry class "Identity Politics in the United States"

Associate Professor of Anthropology Charles Golden teaches ANTH7A, "Great Discoveries in Archaeology," November 2018.

Charles Golden

Associate Professor of Anthropology Charles Golden teaches ANTH7A, "Great Discoveries in Archaeology," November 2018.

Professor of Creative Arts Susan Dibble choreographs new production with students and staff.

Susan Dibble

Professor of Creative Arts Susan Dibble choreographs new production with students and staff.

Welcome to the Faculty Senate Website

The Faculty Senate puts into practice the University’s longstanding commitment to shared governance.

Under shared governance, Brandeis faculty take leadership roles on matters over which they have primary responsibility such as curriculum, pedagogy, research, and faculty career development. Brandies faculty are consulted on all other matters that affect their well-being such as appointments in academic leadership and COVID policies.

The Senate represents the interests of the whole faculty in the University’s non-stop process of improvement and growth. The Senate is consulted regularly by the Provost and President and collaborates with the administration on many matters. The Senate shares faculty views with the administration both informally and formally. It appoints faculty representatives to major committees and reviews appointments to positions of academic leadership.

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Welcome the Newest Members of the Faculty Senate

The following faculty were elected or reelected to the Faculty Senate for the 2024-25 academic year during spring 2024 elections.

Name Area Represented
Christine Bishop At-large
Muna Guvenc Ospina Leon At-large
Nader Habibi Division of Social Sciences
Blake LeBaron At-large
Marya Levenson Emeritae Faculty
Albion Lawrence Division of Sciences
lauren woods Division of Creative Arts

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“What’s more important to effective governance: relationships, trust and leadership, or structures and formal processes? My answer is both.”

Susan P. Curnan

Past Chair, Faculty Senate