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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. Experience Puerto Rican Poetry

    Feb. 6, 3-5pm - The US Latino Digital Humanities Center is hosting El junte: Puerto Rican Poetry, an event featuring readings by poets from the Puerto Rican Literature Project/El Proyecto de literatura puertorriqueña (PLPR). PLPR is a Mellon-funded project and a digital archive that documents the material existence and experiences of Puerto Rican poets in the archipelago and US diaspora.  Light refreshments will be provided. The event takes place in the Digital Research Commons, a lab located on the second floor of MD Anderson Library (room 266-C) that exists to support researchers and research teams undertaking interdisciplinary work. For more, see the event on the UH Calendar.

  • 2. Inform Yourself about International University Partnerships

    Feb. 10, 2-3pm - In a presentation sponsored by the UH Institute for Global Engagement, Dr. Luis Alcocer, Assistant Director of Partnerships, will talk about the nature of university partnerships and how international partnerships strengthen the global presence of UH.  He will also discuss the process of formalizing and executing such partnerships.  The event will take place in the Student Center South, Skyline Room.  To register, see the event on the Institute for Global Engagement Calendar.

  • 3. Serve as a Judge at the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston

    Volunteer opportunity, Feb. 11 - The UH Stem Center is hosting the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  SEFH is the largest regional science fair in Texas, with nearly 1000 middle and high school student participants. Volunteer judges are needed!  Volunteering is a great way to network with other professionals in your area while providing a valuable opportunity to encourage youth engagement in STEM fields.  For more information and a registration link, see the request for volunteers from the UH Stem Center.

  • 4. Prepare Yourself for the Switch to Canvas in the Fall

    Resources Available - UH continues its transition to a new instructional platform this semester and during the summer. Blackboard will no longer be available in Fall 2023. There are resources and training available now to help as you prepare for the switch! The Faculty Help for Canvas webpage offers links to instructor guides and videos, the Canvas Training Portal, and the UH Canvas Knowledge Base. The Knowledge Base provides information about what to expect when your current Blackboard classes migrate to Canvas, how to organize course content, and much more. Throughout the spring semester, Faculty and Departmental Instruction and Support (FDIS) is also offering virtual training sessions. For a full list of training dates and topics, see the FDIS calendar.

  • 5. Celebrate the Music of the Cello at an Upcoming Concert

    Feb. 6, 7:30pm - The Moores School of Music is sponsoring CelloFest Houston, a two-day opportunity for student and professional cellists to come together to celebrate the legacy of the instrument at UH. A public concert will feature performances by the Houston Cello Orchestra, the Moores Cello Ensemble, and the CelloFest Houston Cello Quartet, with piano soloist Timothy Hester, at the Moores Opera House. Tickets are $20.00 for general admission and $15.00 for faculty, staff, alumni, students, and seniors. A livestream option is available for $10.00. For more information, see the event on the Moores School of Music calendar.