The Faculty Senate is a representational body that provides recommendations to the Administration and Board of Governors on issues of concern to faculty and the university. Representatives to the Senate are elected in each department and from among ranks of Full Professor, Associate, Assistant, and Instructor, plus an unranked instructor representative. The Faculty Senate, representing more than 700 full-time faculty members, is active in advancing faculty issues ranging from course quality to faculty pay and morale.
The Graduate Council is part of the faculty governance process, acting on curriculum matters, new programs, generally policies and appointments to the Graduate Faculty. The Graduate Council is proactive in representing the needs of graduate education and proposing strategies to allow the Graduate College to fulfill its mission.