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

Maria Perez, 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--for Fall Calendar TBA. All meetings begin at 3:15 pm.

Full Senate Reorganization Meeting
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:00 am in MSC 315

(May 17 Graduate Commencement &
May 19 Undergraduate Commencement)

Recent Announcements

  • Professional Development Days- Spring 2016 Spring 2016 Wenzhou-Kean UniversityProfessional Development Days at Wenzhou-Kean University will be held Monday, May 23through Friday, May 27. Spring 2016 Kean USAProfessional Development Days at Kean USA will be held Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June 16. There will be one additional professional development day, a College/Program retreat day, to be determined and organized within each College. Suggestions for topics and program proposals are invited and should be sent to the Center for Online Learning by May 5, 2016 via  online form >>
    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 6:40 AM 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
  • Report from WKU Faculty Committee to the University Senate Report to the Kean University Senate on the State of the Wenzhou campus From the members of the ad hoc committee elected to represent the members of the Wenzhou-Kean faculty to the Senate
    Posted Dec 2, 2015, 10:03 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 acadmic year in which they were issued.

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