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Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is a deliberative and legislative body empowered by the Board of Trustees to perform certain functions in the educational life of Linfield University per Article XI. of the Linfield University Bylaws.
The Senate "shall review and make recommendations to the Deans, Provost and President regarding:"
  • changes to the general education requirements of the University
  • curricular changes by one school or college that impact a department or academic program in one of the other schools or college
  • adoption of or changes to University-wide educational programs
  • matters affecting faculty working conditions
  • facilitating population of University-wide committees
  • fairness of the promotion and tenure recommendations of the schools and colleges with their respective promotion and tenure policies
  • establishing academic student policies that pertain to academic progress toward degree completion, evaluation and grading of academic work, academic probation and suspension,
  • shall set policies pertaining to student academic misconduct and collaborate with appropriate University administrators responsible for University sanctioning of academic misconduct cases
  • responsible for policies related to academic freedom and freedom of speech for students within the classroom and any related learning environment.
  • responsible for academic grievance policies that provide due process for students and shall advise and be responsible for the functioning of student programs that directly relate to an academic major.


2021 Meeting dates

Faculty Senate Open Session
Monday, March 29
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Pre-register here


2021 Faculty Senate members

College of Arts & Sciences
Chuck Dunn
Tonda Liggett
Kay Livesay
Jennifer Williams

School of Business
Virlena Crosley
Chris Dahlvig
Denise Farag
Rainer Seitz

School of Nursing
Henny Breen
Julie Fitzwater
Ingrid Flanders, Chair
Gary Laustsen