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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. Be Up to Date with the Mental Health and Agnes Arnold Hall Taskforces

    Recently Announced - Updates from the Taskforce for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention and the Agnes Arnold Hall Taskforce were sent this week as UH marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic loss of two community members. The UH Mental Health Taskforce has collaborated with departments and divisions across campus this year to develop and expand mental health initiatives on campus. CoogsCare and the JED Campus Initiative continue to provide information on campus resources, self-care tips, workshops, and trainings for faculty, staff, and students.  Orientations now also include connections with peer assistants as well as college engagement sessions to further familiarize students with the college environment and community, including Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).  Agnes Arnold Hall is undergoing Phase 2 of the recommended renovation plan, which includes installing permanent security screening for the balconies and stairwell and improved landscaping at the entry to the building.  For more, see the recent communication from Provost Diane Z. Chase and Raymond S. Bartlett, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance.

  • 2. Submit a Nomination for the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Faculty Senate Service Award

    Nominations due Apr. 5 - The Faculty Senate Service Award recognizes Faculty Senators and university standing committee members (such as the Transportation and Parking Committee and the Campus Recreation Advisory Board) who have shown exemplary dedication and commitment to the Faculty Senate mission and who have served for at least six years.   Nominate a colleague or yourself by submitting the application form, nomination letter, and two supporting letters by Apr. 5 to fsenate@central.uh.edu.  For eligibility and submission details, see Faculty Senate Award webpage.

  • 3. Create Your ORCID

    Available Now - Your ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provides a unique research identifier that reliably connects you with your research contributions and affiliations and is often required in applying for federal grants and funding. As part of the efforts to get the word out about the impact of UH faculty’s scholarly activities, the Office of the Provost is collecting ORCIDs for all research-active faculty at UH.  This will help maintain more accurate data on scholarly output and recognize the important work of UH Faculty.  For detailed instructions on how to register for your ORCID, see the Step-by-Step Guide.  You can also find information on the UH ORCID Initiative Website. To share your ORCID with the Provost’s Office, respond to the survey link.

  • 4. Stay Aware with Facilities Services Resources

    Information Available - Are you curious about construction priorities on campus?  Are you moving to a different campus location soon?  Stay informed about construction projects and planning from Facilities Services. Updated timelines on core building renovations, construction web cams, and updates from Board of Regents meetings are available via Facilities Planning and Construction. UH FIXIT also offers an outage notification calendar.  For these resources and more, visit the Facilities Services website.

  • 5. Attend a Presentation about Student-Focused Digital Humanities

    March 5, 11am - Dr. Bryan Carter will share a presentation entitled “Reimagining a Collaborative, Sustainable Student-Focused Digital Humanities Initiative” in the Elizabeth Dr. Rockwell Pavilion at the MD Anderson Library on March 5 at 11am.  Dr. Carter is the Director of the Center for Digital Humanities and an Associate Professor in Africana Studies at the University of Arizona.  His research explores how the use of traditional and advanced interactive and immersive technologies changes the dynamic within learning spaces.  After the presentation, attendees are invited to the Digital Research Commons, room 266C in the MD Anderson Library for a reception and conversation.  For more information and a link to register, see the event on the UH Libraries Calendar.