Part 3 Subpart 3-5 Academic Senate

Sec. 3-501. Role of the Academic Senate.

The Ferris State University Academic Senate (the "Senate") shall serve as the legislative body of the faculty and as the official representative of the faculty of the University to the President on matters relating to the academic policies and programs, subject to the provisions of this subpart, except where prohibited by the Public Employees Relations Act. The faculty is encouraged to work within the purposes and intents of the Senate Charter to improve the academic programming at the University.


The Ferris State University Academic Senate was established by unanimous vote of the Board on May 21, 1986. Membership in the Senate replaced membership in both the Representative Faculty Advisory Council and the Educational Planning Committee.