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Welcome to the University of Houston Faculty Senate

Welcome to the pages of the UH Faculty Senate website. Here, we hope you will find the informational resources you are looking for. Our goal when developing and managing this website is to bring under one umbrella a variety of links and resources that might impact the day-to-day work of a faculty member. Of course, we wish to also provide information on the workings of the faculty senate itself and on all the proceedings and documents related to the various senate committees. In that sense, the senate website is designed to be both “outward-looking,” that is, a resource for UH faculty and “inward-looking,” that is, a resource for faculty senators.

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Weekly Top 5

  • 1. Read the Recently Adopted Faculty Senate Resolution on Academic Freedom and Tenure

    Recently Passed - At the May 10 Faculty Senate meeting, Senators adopted a resolution affirming academic freedom and tenure at the University of Houston.  The resolution supports the values of diversity, inclusion, and freedom of expression, affirms that faculty exercise freedom in matters relating to curriculum and scholarship, and reaffirms the provision of tenure in Texas public institutions of higher education. You can read the full resolution on the Faculty Senate Website. 

  • 2. Explore Machine Learning and AI

    May 18, 11am-12pm - Join the Division of Research for a session entitled Introduction to Machine Learning and AI: What is it and why we do we need it?, to discuss the basics of Machine Learning (ML) and explore different ML techniques, methods, and project lifecycles.  The event will include a 20-minute mini-workshop using Jupyter Notebook, taking a dataset from Kaggle through the steps of training and evaluation in order to make predictions using ML.  To register, see the event on the Division of Research Calendar.

  • 3. Secure Funding for a Public or Digital Humanities Project

    Applications due May 22 - University of Houston Libraries and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute have announced the Micro-credential in the Digital Humanities program, part of the joint Digital Humanities Core (DHC) initiative.  The Digital Humanities Core Facility will accept applications from tenure-track or promotion-eligible non-tenure track faculty interested in building and securing funding for a public or digital humanities project.  Digital project ideation and planning, project, data, and labor management, process development, and successful grant proposal strategies should play a role in successful applications. Participants will commit to attending workshops June 5-16 held virtually and in person at the Digital Research Commons in MD Anderson Library and the HPE DSI Visualization Theater.  For more information and links to application materials, see the Micro-credential in Digital Humanities webpage from the Division of Research
  • 4. Submit a Concept Paper for a Team Science Research Opportunity

    Due May 26 - As a follow up to the April 26 Division of Research (DOR) Team Science and Convergent Research workshop, DOR is requesting short concept papers for projects requiring a team of investigators.  The team members do not yet need to be selected.  Six applicants will be chosen to engage with McAllister and Quinn for individual consultations and possible funding for team building available through the National Center Planning Award mechanism.  For a list of components to include in concept papers, submission guidelines, and access to materials from the April 26 workshop, see the Call for Concept Papers from the Division of Research.

  • 5. Participate in the Population Health Faculty Survey

    Respond by May 31 - UH Population Health has launched a survey to gather ideas and identify faculty members involved in teaching and/or research in population health. To learn more about how population health is operationalized, see the “What is Population Health? A Better Approach to Better Health” information from UH Population Health.  Your contribution is essential to help build equity and inclusion in our community, the third goal of the Together We Rise, Together We Soar strategic plan, and to advance population health at the University of Houston. Please check your email for your invitation to participate.