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Academic Senate and Senate Executive Board

Academic Senate and Senate Executive Board policies and procedures

The Academic Senate has enjoyed a 50-year history as the university’s primary policy-making body for a wide range of issues involving academic life at CMU. The Academic Senate has a long tradition of productive and open debate and is committed to enhancing the academic experiences of students and faculty. The Academic Senate is the final faculty curricular authority for graduate and undergraduate programs, both on-campus and off-campus at CMU.   

As a shared decision-making body, the Academic Senate’s membership consists of representatives elected by each academic department, six fixed-term faculty elected by each of the seven applicable colleges, six student representatives chosen by the Student Government Association, the deans, the chief diversity officer, the provost, and the president. Academic Senate meetings are open to the public and are live-streamed for users with appropriate log-in information. 

The Academic Senate Executive Board (E-Board) reviews items to be presented at full Academic Senate meetings.  The E-Board is responsible for setting the Academic Senate agendas, reviewing modifications to existing degrees, addressing appeals from Academic Senate Review Committees, and periodically evaluating activities and recommendations of advisory committees.   

Academic Senate and Senate Executive Board meeting materials and other resources

The following resources are available in the Senate and Executive Board documents folder (CMICH login required):

  • Agendas 
  • Minutes 
  • Scheduled Meetings 
  • Membership 
  • Presentations to Academic Senate 
  • President and Provost’s Reports 
  • Academic Senate Policies & Procedures 
  • Index of Senate Actions 
  • Annual Reports