Wentworth Faculty Senate


The mission of the Senate is to represent all full time teaching faculty members at the institute and to improve the quality of Wentworth Institute of Technology's learning environment.

Shared Governance

According to the AAUP Statement on Shared Governance, the faculty has primary responsibility for such fundamental areas as curriculum, subject matter and methods of instruction, research, faculty status, and those aspects of student life which relate to the educational process. The Faculty Senate is the organizational body behind the faculty’s responsibilities for shared governance at Wentworth.

Opportunities for Faculty

The Faculty Senate has several standing subcommittees: Academic Affairs, Academic Policies, Calendar & Scheduling, Enrollment & Admissions, Facilities & Equipment, Finance, and the Institute Curriculum Committee. Each of these committees will accept faculty who are interested to fill any open slots, subject to the approval of the Senate. You should expect a monthly update from your department’s Senators, as well as an election for new Senators in the spring of every even numbered year. For additional information, please explore the Senate Sharepoint site (password protected) or contact the 2016-2018 Senate Chair, Beth Anne Cooke-Cornell.

Meeting Schedule & Minutes

The meeting schedules and minutes for Faculty Senate and its subcommittees are password protected.