FSW Faculty Senate Mission

Mission Statement

The mission of the Faculty Senate is to lead the faculty toward fulfilling their responsibilities in the shared governance of Florida SouthWestern State College and to represent faculty interests to the college’s administration. The Faculty Senate is responsible for exercising its vested authority to ensure that faculty input is sustained, and to oversee policy and procedures that promote an effective and healthy educational environment. The Faculty Senate serves as a liaison between faculty and administration.

This includes but not limited to:

  • informing faculty about college policies, procedures, and substantive changes made by the administration
  • making recommendations to the VPAA/Provost and President regarding faculty academic issues and
  • making recommendations to faculty and administration on college policies.

The Faculty Senate is a strong advocate for academic freedom and expression as the basic tenet of the higher education community and the instructional environment at FSW.