MWU Faculty Senate

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The authority of the faculty of Midwestern University is expressed through the University Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate shall establish, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, the following:

  1. policy relating to the academic matters of the University; and
  2. policy and procedure relating to the welfare of the faculty, as described in the Faculty Handbook.

The Senate shall establish committees, standing and special, as necessary to conduct its authorized business, collect information, promote faculty interest, and express faculty opinion.

A full description of the powers of the Faculty Senate as well as the powers of the faculty are contained within the Faculty Handbook located within the documents section of this website. 

Note from the Chair

Welcome to the Midwestern University Faculty Senate Website. I am very excited to serve as the Chair of the Faculty Senate and I look forward to working with the faculty on both the Downers Grove and Glendale campuses.

The Faculty Senate meets every other month and we hope that you will contact your faculty senators with your comments and/or concerns. Your feedback is welcomed and encouraged! The Faculty Senate has had several new members elected, as well as a few newly-elected officers, to serve this year.  Please visit the Senators page and get acquainted with your Senators. 
We have recently updated the Faculty Handbook and the Committee assignments. Both the Updated Faculty Handbook and Committee assignments can be found in the Documents section of this website, which can be accessed via the link on the right hand side of this page.  We look forward to working with you for a successful academic year. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need anything.   Thank you. 

Joshua Edwards, Ph.D.
Chair, Midwestern University Faculty Senate  


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