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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. Learn about Suicide Prevention Trainings and Mental Health Resources

    Resources Available - UH Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers virtual Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training sessions, available throughout the semester. To see the full schedule and to register, view the CAPS QPR Training website.  CAPS also offers “Let's Talk” drop-in sessions.  In these confidential consultations, a CAPS therapist will listen to concerns, offer support, and suggest additional resources.  Virtual or in-person sessions are open to anyone in the UH community.  Details and a full schedule are available on the Let’s Talk Program website.

  • 2. Participate in the Houston Refugee Health Research Symposium

    Abstracts Due, March 15 - The UH Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality and the UH College of Pharmacy will present the Houston Refugee Health Research Symposium on March 27 from 10am-4pm in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion.  The keynote speaker will be Rana Dajani, PhD., professor at Hashenite University, research affiliate with the MIT Refugee Action Hub, and visiting professor at Harvard University.  The opening address will be given by Bettina Beech, Dr.P.H., and M.P.H., Chief Population Officer at the University of Houston.  The event is sponsored through the Yayen Lee Endowment.  See the event flyer for links to submit an abstract and register.

  • 3. Apply Now for the Alternative Textbook Incentive Program

    Applications Due, March 24 - UH Libraries offers incentives for instructors to adopt Open Educational Resources (OER) in their courses. The Alternative Textbook Incentive Program (ATIP) supports the adoption, adaptation, and creation of no-cost and open educational resources through awards up to $5,000.  A recording and slides from a Feb. 17th information session are available to provide an overview of the program.  For more information about the program and a link to apply, see the UH Libraries ATIP Website.

  • 4. Attend a Talk by the Former Prime Minister of Korea

    March 24, 2:30pm - Nakyon Lee, former Prime Minister of Korea, currently a visiting scholar at the George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies, will be on campus to give a talk on his experiences and research. During his years in public service and affairs, he was involved in both the domestic and international affairs of South Korea.  His current research focuses on the peacebuilding process on the Korean Peninsula.  The free event is sponsored by the UH Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership and the UH Institute for Global Engagement, and will take place at the Hilton College, room S104.  For more information see the event on the UH Calendar.

  • 5. Learn About the Fulbright Scholar Program

    Applications Due, Sept. 15 - The 2024-25 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open with over 400 awards offered in more than 135 countries.  These awards allow U.S. scholars, professionals, and artists to carry out research and professional projects abroad.  Applications are accepted until Sept. 15, 2023, but get prepared early by accessing resources and attending webinars offered throughout March and early April.  For a full webinar schedule, a link to the Fulbright Scholar website, and to access additional information about Fulbright programming available to faculty, see the Institute for Global Engagement’s Fulbright Awards Website.