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Message from the Moderator

As I begin my second elected term of 2012–14, it is my distinct honor to serve as Azusa Pacific University Faculty Moderator. Faculty Senate is the overarching governance body through which academic activities are processed, and serves as an integral part of the educational framework of the institution.

As part of the Senate’s mission, this academic body oversees all faculty councils and their respective committees that review, monitor, and approve curriculum as well as other relevant faculty matters. In addition, the Senate represents the faculty to the Board of Trustees, the administration, students, and the general university community.

The Senate is composed of 34 senators chosen by their respective faculty units. Each senator is committed to representing and informing faculty throughout APU on issues that pertain to matters addressed within governance and the community at large. I would encourage you to get to know your representatives and communicate your thoughts and concerns to them so that you can become a part of the fingerprint being made at this God-honoring university.

Senate meetings are held twice each month, and all faculty members are welcome to attend as our guests. Schedules, agendas, and minutes of the Senate and Full Faculty meetings are posted in the Community Folders under “Faculty Senate” for your information. Full Faculty meetings are held regularly in the fall and spring terms with the intent of informing faculty on relevant internal and external university matters. These large meetings are always a great opportunity for our extended faculty groups to connect with and encourage each other.

Julia Underwood
Faculty Senate
(626) 815-6000, Ext. 3819
junderwood@apu.edu