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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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  • 1. Announcements for UH Faculty from the Faculty Senate

    Information Available - Be aware of end-of-semester announcements and reminders for UH Faculty from the UH Faculty Senate. Don’t forget to submit your response to the 2024 Faculty Climate Survey! This survey has been sent to all 1,729 full-time UH faculty. We have received responses from about 24% of faculty so far. Please help us get to at least 50% response rate! The deadline for this anonymous survey has been extended until May 14.  The survey has been distributed via Qualtrics, so faculty can find their personalized survey link in their UH email inbox. The Faculty Senate is also pleased to announce the recipient of the 2024 Faculty Senate Excellence in Service Award, Dr. Ruth Manny. Dr. Manny has been a leader within the university and the Faculty Senate for more than 25 years, with leadership roles including chairing the Faculty Affairs Committee, leading the Faculty Governance Committee, and serving as secretary of the executive committee for three terms. Dr. Manny has long advocated for faculty agency over the curriculum and research enterprise, and adequate infrastructure and support from university administration.  Congratulations, Dr. Manny! Faculty Senate wishes you a happy end-of-semester and best wishes for your summer!  If you have trouble finding your personalized Faculty Climate Survey link, contact fsenate@central.uh.edu.

  • 2. Access Updated Policies on the Provost’s Website

    Now Available - The Office of the Provost has provided access to important and up-to-date policies. Both the UH Faculty Annual Performance Review (APR) Policy and the Post-Tenure Review Policy are available under Faculty Policies.  The Office of the Provost website also provides access to resources relating to teaching, research, work-life balance, and professional development, all in one convenient location. Get quick access to initiatives and offices around campus that support your work. For these resources and more, click on the Faculty tab on the Office of the Provost Website.

  • 3. Join the Next UH Research Forum

    May 14, 12-1pm - The Division of Research (DOR) has presented the lineup for the May UH Research Forum.  This month’s topics include The Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling by Director Shaun Zhang; Overview of Data Use Agreements, presented by David Schultz, Assistant VP, Sponsored Research Administration, and Jamie Peno, Executive Director, Research Integrity; Engagement and Non-Engagement: The IRB Oversight Question from Yadira Cortez, Associate Director, Research Integrity and Oversight; Changes Coming to NIH Applications and Peer Review in 2025, again by David Schulz; and New NSF Requirements on Foreign Talent Recruitment Programs from Claudia Neuhauser, Interim Vice President for Research.  For more information and a registration link for this online session, see the event on the DOR Calendar.

  • 4. Tune in to the Upcoming Board of Regents Meeting

    May 15, 10am-5pm - The Board of Regents, governing body for the UH System, will meet on May 15. Meetings are open to the public via livestream link. Committee meetings will begin in the morning, and the Board of Regents Meeting is scheduled to begin around 2:15pm. UH Faculty Senate President, Susie Gronseth, will present remarks on Reaffirming the Value of Shared Governance in Higher Education’s Next ChapterFor more information about the board members and committee structures, a full calendar, and archived meeting recordings, see the Board of Regents Website.

  • 5. Experience the Blaffer’s Upcoming Summer Exhibitions

    Opening May 17 and 31- Beat the summer heat with a visit to the Blaffer Art Museum for two upcoming exhibitions.  The first solo museum exhibition in the United States of Dutch artist Gabriel Lester, entitled Odeon, will open May 17 and run through Aug. 18.  Lester is known internationally for his art, performance, film, and dynamic public art installations.  Odeon explores the interplay between light and shadow and seen and unseen, as Lester responds to Houston and the fossil fuel industry that shapes the region.  On May 31, Liberties Were Taken, an exhibition by Manila-based artist Cian Dayrit will open with embroidered tapestries, paintings, and sculpture.  Dayrit is known for the interdisciplinary practice of transforming historic maps into portraits of contemporary social conditions.  This exhibition will run through Aug. 11.  The Blaffer is open Tuesday - Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday - Sunday, 12-5pm. Admission is free and open to the public.   For more information, see the exhibition listing on the Blaffer Art Museum Website.