Welcome to the UF Faculty Senate! The University of Florida’s long and rich tradition of shared governance is something that we can all be proud of. The active involvement of the faculty in this governance process enriches the university and enhances the impact that we can have in all of our missions including education, scholarship, research, extension, and clinical.
As your Faculty Senate Chair, it is my pleasure and honor to serve you. I look forward to hearing from you and representing your interests and concerns to the UF administration and UF Board of Trustees. The faculty are the heart of shared governance. Your ideas for how to improve the University and enrich the educational, scholarship and research environment at the University of Florida have a real impact on making us even better and greatly benefit our students and the people of our State and beyond.
I welcome you to explore the Senate website as it is a great resource. If you are new to shared governance, the “About” tab can get you started! Agendas and livestreams of past Senate meetings can be found under the “Resources” tab. Last, but not least, the engine of our deliberative and policy making processes are found in our Senate Committees and Policy Councils, and I invite you to explore (or apply to join) those.
Finally, all faculty are invited to attend and ask questions at our monthly Senate meetings. Whether you attend in person, or watch via livestream, I hope that you will join us!
David C. Bloom
Chair, Faculty Senate