The Michigan Tech University Senate, established in 1958, serves as the representative body for academic and research faculty and professional staff and hence, as the principal means by which Senate constituents participate in the shared governance of Michigan Tech.
Through its Constitution, which is Board of Trustees policy, the Senate is vested with the responsibility and authority to review and establish policy in a variety of areas, including matters of academic policy and procedures.
In addition, the Senate's Constitution vests the Senate with the responsibility and authority to review and make recommendations on an additional range of policies and procedures, including, for example, fringe benefits.
Finally, the Senate also provides a forum for discussing matters of interest to the university community.
Senate meetings are usually held twice per month during the academic year in Dow 642 at 5:30 p.m. Video of the most recent Senate meeting is broadcast on local Charter channel 190 at 7 p.m. each Monday and Friday. A list of meeting dates and a video library of current and past meetings is available for streaming online.