The Faculty Senate represents and conducts the business of the General Faculty. The senate is charged with three functions:
- Legislative Function: The senate is responsible for educational policies and procedures, including the curriculum;
- Advisory Function: The senate is obliged to advise the university community including the administration and Board of Regents on matters of general welfare to the faculty and institution;
- Communication Function: The senate facilitates communication among members of the university community and assists in conflict resolution.