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. Other Senate responsibilities are listed here.

Welcome the Newest Members of the Faculty Senate

The following faculty were elected or reelected to the Faculty Senate for the 2022-23 academic year during spring 2022 elections.

Name Area Represented
Christopher Alt Non-Voting-Eligible Faculty
Bernadette Brooten Emerita Seat
John Burt Division of Humanities
Jody Hoffer Gittell Heller School
Nina Kammerer Heller School
Arnold Kamis International Business School
David Katz Faculty At-large
Jeffrey Lenowitz Faculty At-large
Kate Moran Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees
Laura Miller Faculty At-large

See all members of 2022-23 faculty senate

Helpful Information

Faculty Senate Statement on COVID-19 Crisis Management

Posted April 2, 2020

Posted July 20, 2018

Assembled by Senate President 2015-2018