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Welcome to the University of Houston Faculty Senate

Welcome to the pages of the UH Faculty Senate website. Here, we hope you will find the informational resources you are looking for. Our goal when developing and managing this website is to bring under one umbrella a variety of links and resources that might impact the day-to-day work of a faculty member. Of course, we wish to also provide information on the workings of the faculty senate itself and on all the proceedings and documents related to the various senate committees. In that sense, the senate website is designed to be both “outward-looking,” that is, a resource for UH faculty and “inward-looking,” that is, a resource for faculty senators.

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Weekly Top 5

  • 1. Attend a Webinar to Help Manage Holiday Stress

    Dec. 12, 2pm - The holidays can be a stressful time!  Prioritize your mental health by joining HR POWER UP Employee Wellness for a live webinar for UH faculty and staff entitled Managing the Stress of the Holidays on Dec. 12 at 2pm, presented by Deer Oaks EAP Services, the University’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  The EAP also offers a wide variety of upcoming and past seminars, resources, in-person or virtual counseling services, trainings and more.  For more information and a link to register for the webinar, see the recent announcement from HR POWER UP Employee Wellness.

  • 2. Take Advantage of Faculty and Departmental Instructional Support (FDIS) Resources

    Ongoing - Need help as you work with Canvas and other technologies to build your spring courses? Faculty and Departmental Instructional Support holds regular virtual office hours and provides consultations and workshops on topics like Canvas gradebook and assignments, interactive PowerPoint polling, and MS Teams.  To see a full schedule or to join virtual office hours, access the FDIS calendar.

  • 3. Apply for High Priority Area Research Seed Grants

    Proposal Deadline, Feb. 24 - The Vice President for Research and the Provost welcome proposals to the High Priority Area Research Seed Funding Program.  This program aims to invigorate the University’s research enterprise through targeted investment of funds in the areas of Cyber and Physical Security, Drug Discovery and Development, Sustainable Communities and Infrastructure, Accessible Health Care, and Energy Security and Transition.  The Division of Research anticipates making six to eight 18-month awards ($70,000 maximum per award). For submission guidelines, see the program page on the Division of Research website.

  • 4. Join the Next Hobby Hour for Discussion on the U.S. Supreme Court and the 2024 Elections

    Dec. 13, 12-1pm - Listen to the next installment of The Hobby Hour, an interactive discussion about public policy and politics hosted by the Hobby School of Public Affairs.  Emily Berman, constitutional law professor the University of Houston Law Center and Mark P. Jones, political scientist with Rice University’s Baker Institute of Public Policy will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic rulings on affirmative action, abortion, student loan forgiveness, and LGBTQ+ rights.  They will explore how these landmark rulings impact Texans and how consequential the term will be. Watch the show on the Hobby School’s YouTube, Facebook and X channels.  To register and for links to the Hobby School’s channels, see the Hobby Hour webpage.

  • 5. Grab Your Tickets for the Next Women's Basketball Home Game

    Dec. 12, 11am - After playing Texas A&M-Commerce at an away game on Dec. 8, UH Women's Basketball will return to the Fertitta Center on Dec. 12 at 11am for Education Day.  Get tickets now for this game against Texas Southern!   The Cougars defeated Florida A&M, 79-59, on Dec. 3, their fifth victory in a six game homestand. Senior Forward Peyton McFarland scored 21 points for a new career record and freshman forward Logyn McNeil also set a career high eight points and six rebounds in 13 minutes.  For more news about the Cougars, see the UH Women’s Basketball website.  Purchase tickets for the Dec. 12 game here.