UMB Faculty Senate

The UMB Faculty Senate was established to provide an effective and independent voice for faculty in determining University and University System of Maryland goals, recommendations, and policies.  The senate is part of a partnership of governance, shared responsibilities, and cooperation among the faculty, administration, regents, students, and members of the campus and university system communities. 

Meetings are open to all UMB faculty, and are held on the third Wednesday of month.  You can find a meeting schedule on the Faculty Senate's website at

Academic Freedom Document

In June 2013, the Faculty Senate ratified an Academic Freedom Resolution in order to protect academic freedoms at UMB, including:

  • freedom of research and publication;
  • freedom to determine standards;
  • freedom of teaching;
  • freedom of internal criticism; and
  • freedom of participation in public debate. 

The full document is available for download by clicking on the link below.

Academic Freedom Document, June 2013