Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate acts on the behalf of the Faculty on all things academic. We recommend to the President of the University official University policies on curriculum oversight and development, academic issues including academic freedom, standards, and assessments, and ensuring support for programs through attention to our academic environment, financial planning, University organization, library development, admissions, and retention policies, program evaluation, creation, and elimination, General Education requirements, and academic outcomes, as well as other related concerns. We work closely with the Administration to ensure that the University meets its unique mission as the Land- and Sea-Grant University of the State of Maine, leading in scholarly research, effective pedagogy, and responsibly community development.