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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. Volunteer for Finals Mania

    Sign Up Now - Finals Mania will take place on Monday, December 4th, from 5-8pm.  During this popular event, students are provided with a tasty evening "breakfast" and a welcome opportunity to fuel up for finals. Co-sponsored by the Office of Administration and University Libraries, the event will take place in the M.D. Anderson Library. Faculty and staff volunteers are vital for the success of this longstanding UH tradition, and a variety of volunteer positions are open.  If you are interested in taking part, please sign up on the Finals Mania Volunteer Form.

  • 2. Improve the Accessibility of Your Canvas Courses

    Resources Available - The University of Houston is committed to creating learning environments that provide equal access and opportunity.  As you work to build and refine your Spring courses, you can access several resources to help in your efforts to improve your course accessibility.  Every faculty member was added to a Canvas Accessibility for Content Creators course at the beginning of this semester.  This course takes users through the accessibility features on Canvas, shows how to navigate accessibility within different media, and discusses approaches to accommodations.   Access to this course can also be found on Canvas Dashboard or in your list of Canvas courses.  UH Faculty and Departmental Instructional Support (FDIS) also offers an extensive Canvas Knowledge Base that includes information about how to create accessible documents, accessibility resources specific to STEM fields, and more.  Canvas also provides helpful checklists that aim to support course creators as they refine content.   For additional help, see UH Faculty Help for Canvas or click on the FDIS calendar for links to upcoming Canvas workshops and office hour opportunities.

  • 3. Join the Next UH Research Forum

    Nov. 30, 12-1pm - Attend the next UH Research Forum to keep connected to developing strategic and operational initiatives, learn about opportunities related to your research, and celebrate our collective successes. Presentations in the next forum will include the UH Energy Transition Institute by Joseph Powell, founding Executive Director of the UH Energy Transition Institute; Building Capacity: Reclaim Cloud and LAMP Hosting presented by Linda García Merchant, Public Humanities Data Librarian; Plan Your Travel - Updates to UH’s Travel Policy by Cris Milligan, Assistant Vice President for Research Administration; and Research Security: International Travel led by Claudia Neuhauser, Interim VP for Research.  For more information about this online event and for a link to register, see the event on the UH Division of Research Calendar.

  • 4. Listen to the Humanity Matters Most Podcast

    Available Now - The UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) launched the college’s first podcast, Humanity Matters Most, in August.  Since then, the podcast has featured several engaging conversations with CLASS faculty about their research and scholarship.  Listen to the latest episodes on the Humanity Matters Most webpage.  If CLASS faculty are interested in submitting their work to be featured in a future episode, complete the submission form by Nov. 26.

  • 5. Sign Up for CPR Training

    Register Online - Help save lives!  UH Occupational Health Services is sponsoring free American Heart Association (AHA) Heart Saver CPR Training Courses for all interested UH Employees.  Courses may fill up.  If a course is full, you will be added to a waitlist.  Additional dates and times may be added. To register, visit the course enrollment page from a secure UH network (or using the UH VPN) and choose from the AHA-Heartsaver CPR Training options.