STATEMENT FROM THE UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE - NOVEMBER 15, 2016The University Faculty Senate denounces in the strongest possible terms the hateful and discriminatory actions which occurred on our campus last Friday. Such actions are not acceptable and will never be tolerated. We support our entire community, in alignment with the history and mission of The New School. As representatives of the faculty we affirm our continuing commitment to actively promote free spaces of discussion in our classrooms and studios. Respectful discussion of issues is distinct from actions to intimidate and create fear.The purpose of the New School Faculty Senate is to provide thoughtful advice and counsel to the President, Provost, the Deans, and the Board of Trustees on all matters that affect the academic life of the institution. This website provides up-to-date information for Senate
members and the larger University community.
Although the Faculty Senate may address any educational or administrative matter with implications for more than one school, the emphasis is on issues of concern to the entire University. As the organization representing the Faculty as a whole, the Senate is
committed to ascertaining the views of the Faculty and to keeping the Faculty fully informed of the Senate's activities.
The functions of the Faculty Senate are described in general terms in the Bylaws; the Minutes provide documentation of meetings and other activities.
The Co-Chairs and other members of the Executive Committee invite your suggestions and comments. Contact information is provided through the link on the side panel.