University Senate

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.


1.  For professional development information visit the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning Website.

2.  Conversation-Community-Collegiality (C-Cubed) lunches for faculty, staff, and their guests are scheduled Thursdays and Fridays 11:30-1:30 through the end of Spring semester.   See Thursday's Tech Today for menus.  

3. 2015 Finance and Institutional Planning Committee Report

4.  For information about the IT Governance Committee, visit the committee's Website

5. The AAUP’s “Busting Myths: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2014-15    ” 

6.  To contribute to the Student Food Insecurities Tech Fund account (account number 3313), visit the Tech Fund online.

7. Report on the Senate's 2013 Fringe Benefits Survey

8.  For information about discounts on hearing aids, visit the HR Office Hearing Aids Page

9.  To contribute to the University Senate's Tech Fund account (account number 3298), visit the Tech Fund online.