The University Senate (hereinafter called the Senate) is the legislative body of the University in all academic matters relating to, or affecting, two or more of the Colleges or the Graduate School, or the University as a whole. Academic standards, course offerings, degrees, graduation requirements, and similar academic matters are determined by the Senate. The Senate may consider matters referred to it by College faculty members, and by administrative officers; and it may, upon its own initiative, undertake the consideration and the determination of policies or procedures relating to courses, curricula, instruction, and the academic welfare of students and faculty. Bradley University Senate Constitution, Article I, Section 1, page 12 of the Faculty Handbook.
The Senate meets the third Thursday of September, October, and November, on study day in December, the third Thursday of February, March, and April, and on study day in May. The agenda is available at least one week prior to the meeting. Hard copies of the agenda are sent to all Senate members. Others may download the most recent agenda from this page.