The University Senate is the principal agency for the formulation of Kean University policy. The Senate and its committees communicate recommendations to the President on such matters as faculty affairs, curriculum, instruction, student affairs, finances and other matters relevant to the welfare of Kean University.

We hope that this site will serve as a resource to members of the Kean University community who are interested in learning about policies passed by the Senate; the members of the Senate; and the operation of the Senate and its committees.

Please be aware that the University Senate meetings are open for anyone to attend. If there is a topic of interest that you'd like to be addressed please visit our 'Contact Us' page.

2016-2017 Officers of the Senate:

Patrick Ippolito, Chairperson

David Joiner, Vice Chair

J. Barry Mascari, Secretary

Jessica Adams, Board of Trustees Representative

Constitution of The Senate of Kean University

Past Versions Of Constitution:

April 2001

September 1986

Senate Schedule of Meetings--Fall 2016 Calendar available HERE. All meetings begin at 3:15 pm.

Summer meetings:                                       Executive Meeting July 19th at 2 PM ..... CAS205
University Senate meeting….July 26th at 2 PM .... MSC226

Recent Announcements

  • Professional Development Days - January 9-12, 2017 Professional Development Days have been announced for Kean USA: Monday, January 9 through Thursday, January 12, 2017. Senate committees, colleges and programs should schedule additional meetings outside of these four days prior to the beginning of the semester, as determined by the College Dean and relevant Committee Chair. Professional Development Days are mandatory for full-time faculty and staff. Adjunct faculty are also welcome to attend. *Updates to follow as further details are provided.
    Posted Nov 18, 2016, 8:24 AM by Faculty Senate
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    Posted Nov 28, 2016, 1:26 PM by Faculty Senate
  • University Senate (2/9/2016) Meeting Cancellation The University Senate has amended its Spring 2016 schedule, cancelling the Tuesday, February 9th, Full Senate meeting. We encourage the community to join us at the following commemorative program:Remembering The Dream: MLK at Kean, 1961History came to Kean University (then called Newark State Teachers College) on Feb. 9, 1961, when civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visited the Union campus and gave a speech entitled, “The Future of Integration” at the D’Angola Gymnasium. Fifty-five years to the day later, the Kean community will return to the gym to commemorate that event and honor Dr. King’s legacy.A ceremony will be held in the D’Angola Gym Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2016, 7:02 AM by Faculty Senate
  • Spring 2016 Elections Information can be found on our Elections page
    Posted Feb 3, 2016, 12:05 PM by Faculty Senate
  • Resolution passed at the December 1, 2015 Full Senate Meeting Resolution passed at the December 1, 2015 Full Senate Meeting and emailed to the all Deans, Associate Deans, Executive Directors, Chairs, with copies to President Farahi, Provost Toney, and members of the Senate. To all Deans, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, EDs, and Chairs:The following resolution was passed unanimously on Dec 1, 2015, by the University Senate regarding peer evaluation of online courses.It is the position of the University Senate that faculty evaluations and teaching observations should follow the same Letter of Agreement procedures regardless of the course modality (online, hybrid, or face-to-face).Sincerely,David JoinerChair, University Senate
    Posted Dec 2, 2015, 10:08 AM by Faculty Senate
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Statements to the Board of Trustees on behalf of the Senate:
Statement to the Board of Trustees: March 7, 2016 - 
Statement to the Board of Trustees: December 5, 2015 -         
Statement to the Board of Trustees: December 5, 2015 -           Emily Filardo, Board of Trustees Representative

Statement to the Board of Trustees: September 14, 2015 HERE

Statement to BOT, President Farahi, and Kean Campus from the Senate on "Faculty Timesheets" (date June 2015) found Here

Resolutions passed by the Senate:  Resolutions are listed under the "Senate Documents" tab in the academic year in which they were issued.

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