Faculty Senate 2020-2021

Faculty Senate acts as the official voice of the faculty of the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Through parliamentary deliberation and action, Faculty Senate:

  • strives to protect academic freedom
  • addresses academic matters that affect more than one college
  • advises and consults with the university community on matters of general concern
  • reviews existing academic programs and all new departments and academic programs with University-wide impact, including majors and minors
  • recommends candidates for honorary degrees and acts on other business specifically delegated to it by the Administration
  • provides a means of appeal to the Board of Regents when normal administrative channels are exhausted

Representatives from all undergraduate colleges, the library, and senators-at-large comprise the 35 members. Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month of the regular school year, except January and May (the "May" meeting is held on the last Thursday of April). Meetings are open to all members of the UNK academic community and the general public.

FS Statement on Racism, Privilege and Inequity

Executive Committee


Martonia Gaskill Teacher Education/COE, President 
Matt Miller, Cybersystems/CBT, Past President
Jonathan Dettman, Modern Languages/CAS, President Elect
Derek Boeckner, Mathematics & Statistics/CAS, Secretary
Ford Clark, Communications/CAS, Senate Representative
Dawn Mollenkopf, Teacher Education/COE, Parliamentarian


COVID-19 Task Force

Faculty Senators | Standing CommitteesDistinguished Service Award