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Gallaudet University operates with the principles of shared governance, and the Board of Trustees has the fundamental responsibility and ultimate authority for institutional legal, fiscal, academic, and operational well-being. The faculty, administration, and the Board of Trustees each have primary responsibilities which overlap in some instances.
The University Faculty Handbook: A statement of policies and procedures, including conditions of employment. In the spirit of shared governance, the University Faculty shall work with the administration to develop proposals for amendments to the University Faculty Handbook that can be recommended to the Board of Trustees for approval.
The University Faculty Bylaws: A statement of how the University Faculty shall operate. The faculty has responsibility for initiating changes to the document and for acting on such proposals. The University Faculty will keep the administration and the Board of Trustees informed of all changes it makes to the bylaws.
The principal decision-making body of the faculty:
The UF shares with the institution the highest level of responsibility for developing and maintaining an intellectual climate and relevant professional and disciplinary standards the UF through its governance structures
University Faculty Officers 2021 - 2024 William Ennis HPR 2022 - 2024 Teresa Blankmeyer Burke HPR 2022 - 2025 Octavian Robinson DST UF Senators Representing Undergraduate Studies 2020 – 2023 Raja Kushalnagar STAMP 2021 – 2024 Johnston Grindstaff ART 2021 – 2024 Martreece Watson ENG...
The Executive Committee shall serve as UF Representatives to the University Council and shall otherwise meet when called by the UF Chair. The Executive Committee of the UF Senate shall consist of the three elected officers, two senators, the faculty representative to the Academic Affairs...
Develop, revise, and recommend to the UF Senate policies regarding the rights and responsibilities of individual faculty members, and those of academic departments/programs; Develop, revise and recommend to the UF Senate policies for inclusion in the University Faculty Handbook for Personnel actions such as criteria...
Develop and recommend to the UF Senate policies regarding the orientation and special programs for undergraduate and graduate students; Develop and recommend to the UF Senate policies regarding academic advisement for all students; Develop and recommend to the UF Senate policies regarding the presentation of...
The honorary degree and the title of Professor Emeritus are conferred each year to persons of distinguished career achievements or exemplary public service, and who reflect the values of excellence, service, integrity and mission of Gallaudet University and the deaf and hard of hearing community....
To make recommendations to the CAS and SEBHS deans on applications for tenure and promotion. Review the criteria, guidelines and assessment procedures of the departments of instruction for a merit increase, reappointment, non-reappointment, promotion and tenure, to confirm that they conform with the faculty evaluation...
Name Title / Role Group Represented Term William Ennis Assistant Professor/HPRS UF Chair 2018 - 2021 Christi Batamula Assistant Professor/EDU UF Vice Chair 2018 - 2021 M. Elizabeth Bowman Instructor/SWK UF Secretary 2020 - 2023 Pia Borsheim Professor/ENG Senate Representing the UF At-Large 2018 -...
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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