PennWest Clarion Faculty Senate is primarily an advisory board to the President. Standing Senate committees advise the President on matters relating to administrative hires, faculty affairs, student affairs, institutional resources, academic standards, and PennWest Clarion - Venango. Faculty Senate also determines for all proposed curricular additions and changes whether they are to be recommended to the President for adoption at the university.
Faculty Senate consists of 24 members elected for three-year terms on a rotating basis (eight new or re-elected members every spring). Membership includes representation from PennWest Clarion - Venango. Details regarding the election of senators and candidacy eligibility requirements are outlined in the Faculty Senate Constitution, which may be viewed through the link provided in the menu to the left.
Faculty Senate meetings are open to the university community, and occur every other Monday at 3:30 p.m. For more information on Faculty Senate, or to attend a meeting or bring an issue to their attention, please contact the current senate chair, Dr. Jacqueline M. Knaust.