Spring Senate meetings
March 22, 2021
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All senators and faculty are encouraged to attend.
ABOR announces José Luis Cruz as NAU presidential finalist Accordion Closed
Feb. 19, 2021
Dear members of the Northern Arizona University Campus Community,
By now you may have learned the news that the Arizona Board of Regents announced last evening that Dr. José Luis Cruz was selected as the finalist for the position of the 17th president of Northern Arizona University.
Dr. Cruz has an extraordinary record of academic leadership, and I am confident he is the right leader to build on NAU’s success and ensure a bold and boundless future for this beloved and historic university. I am personally honored that he has accepted the opportunity to be the next president and hope you will join me in congratulating Dr. Cruz.
Regent and Chairman, Arizona Board of Regents
The Faculty Senate scholarship is now taking applications. Please recommend a student to apply.
Friday, March 19, 2021 by 5 PM
Please use this forum to share your ideas, resources, questions, and concerns relative to faculty roles, student success, teaching, learning, and campus operations. FS President Gioia Woods will monitor this discussion and send questions to the appropriate unit for answers and action. Take good care!
FSEC Summer 2020 Report Accordion Closed
Coconino County Covid-19 Dashboard Accordion Closed
For the latest information about Covid-19 cases by zip code, including those reported on the NAU campus. View the dashboard.
FSEC Statement Condemning Racism Accordion Closed
The Faculty Senate Executive Council condemns the destruction of Black, Brown, and Indigenous lives in our communities, whether by police violence, systemic racism, or economic injustice. The Covid-19 pandemic has once again exposed the disproportionate risks communities of color face due to wide-scale inequities; it has stoked ignorance and hostility toward many groups, including those of Asian ancestry. It is crucial NAU, as an institution of higher learning, fully commit to educating for a fair and more just society by increasing access for students of color and by acknowledging their lived experiences in all our academic affairs. We stand in solidarity with those actively seeking to end racism and intolerance.
The NAU Faculty Senate’s business is focused on a broad spectrum of policy issues, including academic personnel policies; instruction and curriculum policy; research policy; and student affairs policies. In addition, the Senate serves as a forum for communication and dialogue between the faculty and the University administration, and as a consultative body for matters in many other areas of institutional policy and operations, including student services, University facilities, and administration, especially where these elements affect the academic program.
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