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Welcome to the Office of University Governance

University Governance houses the University, Faculty, Staff, and Student Senates, which work together with senior leadership to represent all campus constituents.

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Shared Governance

Learn about our efforts to re-define and realize our vision of shared governance at KU.
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Branches

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University Senate

The University Senate recommends rules, regulations, and policies on behalf of the University’s faculty, staff and students. It consists of representatives from the Student Senate, the Staff Senate, and the Faculty Senate, as well as senior leadership.
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Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is the elected voice of over 1,500 faculty members, including tenured and tenure-track professors, unclassified academic staff, librarians, lecturers, and teaching professors.
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Staff Senate

The Staff Senate is the governing body for all staff at the University of Kansas and advocate on their behalf for workplace improvements, professional development opportunities, employee recognition, and more.
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Student Senate

Student Senate is the primary advocate for students on campus and to allocates about $22 million in student fees in ways that best serve students.

Policies

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The University Senate Code (CODE)

The CODE establishes and describes the organization, structure, responsibilities, and membership of Governance committees and boards, and outlines the procedures necessary for policy amendment.
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University Senate Rules and Regulations (USRR)

The USRR establishes and describes the procedures governing university-wide policy on academic schedules, academic work and evaluation, graduation and degrees, publications, conflict resolution, financial exigency, and program discontinuance.
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Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations (FSRR)

The FSRR establishes and describes the procedures governing university wide-policy on admission to the University, placement examinations, resident and non-resident study, academic work, promotion and tenure procedures, sabbatical leave procedures, confidentiality of official faculty personnel records, and classified research.



Statements & Updates

To: KU Faculty, Staff and Students From: Ani Kokobobo, University Senate President Re: Review of Amendment to the University Senate Rules and Regulations



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