The Purdue University Northwest Senate is the governing body of the Faculty. The Senate exercises the legislative, policy-making, and advisory powers of the Faculty, subject to review and check by the Faculty through established procedures.
Policies, Regulations, Procedures
The Senate has the power and responsibility to propose and to adopt policies, regulations, and procedures intended to achieve the educational objectives of Purdue University Northwest and the general welfare of those involved in Purdue University Northwest’s educational processes.
The Senate meets at least eight times each academic year. The bulk of the Senate’s work is done by the seven standing committees:
- Assessment Steering,
- Educational Policy,
- Executive Committee,
- Faculty Affairs,
- General Education and
- Student Affairs.
The Senate is led by a chair and vice chair, both of whom are elected by the Senate. The Secretary of the Senate is selected by the chair in consultation with the Senate’s Agenda subcommittee.