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Creator WKU University Senate
Other Creators WKU Faculty Senate
Title UA36. University Senate
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1934
Year Range To 2012
Description Records created by the Faculty (1906-1975) Faculty Senate (1976-2000) and University Senate (2000-present).

Series 1. Administrative File
Series 2. Meeting Minutes
Series 3. Committees
Series 4. Publications (includes reports)
Series 5. Correspondence
Admin / Biog History Faculty Senate Chairs:
1976-1978 - Phil Constans
1978-1980 - Tom Jones
1980-1981 - Donald Bailey
1981-1983 - Joan Krenzin
1983-1984 - Richard Wiegel
1984-1985 - Thomas Coohil
1985-1987 - Eugene Evans
1987-1989 - Frederick Murphy
1989-1991 - Barton White
1991-1992 - Arvin Vos
1992-1993 - Sally Kuhlenschmidt
1993-1994 - Robert Dietle
1994-1995 - Marvin Leavy
1995-1999 - Arvin Vos
1999-2000 - Edward Wolfe
2001-2003 - Robert Dietle
2003-2004 - Doug Smith
2004-2005 - Sherrie Serros
2005-2006 - Andrew McMichael
2006-2007 - Michelle Hollis
2007-2009 - Julie Shadoan
2009-2010 - Paul Markham
2010-2012 - Kelly Madole
2012-2013 - Mac MacKerral
2013-2015 - Margaret Crowder
2015-2017 - Kate Hudepohl

1973 SACS report suggested faculty advisory committee
1975 spring WKU AAUP survey - support for Faculty Senate
10 member ad hoc committee studied idea and drafted constitution
16 member Committee on Faculty Participation - questionnaire, drafteed constitution
1976 revised
1/31/1976 BOR voted to accept Faculty Senate as advisory board of WKU
4/24/1976 BOR approved report of Faculty Participation Committee, consitution and election procedures
10/22/1976 first Faculty Senate meeting, Philip Constans Jr. elected chair
1997 Faculty Governance Committee to study governance, Barbara Burch chair
1999 committee proposed to combine Faculty Senate with Academic Council as University Senate, draft charter
1/25/2000 faculty voted to approve change, BOR 1/28/2000 agreed
4/13/2000 Faculty Senate ended
8/31/2000 University Senate first meeting
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Search Terms University Senate (WKU)
Finding Aids Digitized University Senate records available online at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/univ_senate/
Related Materials UA1B University Wide Cmomittees / Events
Catalog Number UA36
Dates of Creation 1934-2012
Caption WKU Archives Documents
Extent 5.12 cu. ft.
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions This record group is unprocessed and must be reviewed for potential restricted materials before access is granted. Please contact the WKU Archivist prior to your visit.
Level of Description Fonds/Coll
Disciplines Higher Education Administration
Child Records WKU University Senate
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