The Faculty Senate of the Bloomberg School of Public Health formalizes faculty contribution to the governance and development of the School and the University. It provides a mechanism for formal communication among faculty, students, and administration.
Each department has three faculty senators, for a total of 30 senators across the School. Scientists and professorial faculty can be senators. Department faculty vote each year to elect their senators, each of whom serves a 2-year term. Elections are staggered within departments.
The Senate is led by a team of 3, who serve for a 3 year-term: President-elect, President, and Past-President. The Senate president-elect is determined by an annual vote open to all school faculty.
The Faculty Senate raises and discusses issues pertinent to School faculty and serves as a communication conduit between departments and School leadership. Senate leadership provides a faculty voice and vote in leadership meetings: Advisory Board, Committee on Finance, Committee of the Whole, Leadership Retreats. The body serves as a faculty ‘sounding board’ for emergent issues and policy proposals from the School and University, and the cross-disciplinary nature of the Senate allows for consideration of issues across departments.
The Senate meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 12:15 - 1:30 P.M. EST. Meetings are open to all faculty. Those interested in attending can reach out to Samantha McDonald firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Meeting minutes are available at my.jhsph.edu. Departmental faculty are encouraged to reach out to their senators or Senate leadership about issues of concern.