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Nominations now being accepted for Administrative Senate

Ohio University students, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate administrators for OHIO's Administrative Senate.

Nominations for Administrative Senate remain open until 11:59 p.m., on Monday, April 10, with more than 20 openings, representing more than a dozen planning units. Learn more about Administrative Senate below and nominate an administrator today.

About Administrative Senate

The Ohio University Administrative Senate is an elected body representing administrators at Ohio University. Senate's purpose is to "promote and enhance the profession of university administration and, specifically, the profession at Ohio University. We are committed to providing a collective and independent voice to those having administrative responsibilities in the conduct of the educational mission of the University."

Perks of involvement

Administrative Senate works on policy, professional development, employee recognition, communications, and more for the university. Senators have a myriad of options for involvement based on their interests, professional development goals, and availability. 

Opportunities for every schedule

One of the most common questions prospective senators have is “how much time do I have to commit?” The answer is, as much as you want. Most senators attend the monthly meetings, with an option to attend virtually. 

Serving on optional committees provides additional opportunities for engagement, too. Looking for some asynchronous work done primarily via email? Consider joining the policy committee. Need to avoid the rush of the beginning of the school year? Consider joining the elections committee. Want a more consistent schedule? Administrative Senate hold seats on a number of standing university committees, too. You can learn more about these and more on the committee site.

Enhance your professional development

Serving as a Senator provides direct opportunities for professional development, too. Beyond networking, Senate builds institutional knowledge, provides opportunities for communication development, and creates opportunities for learning and collaboration. Committee involvement provides additional opportunities for process development and improvement, outreach, leadership, and more, all in line with the University Professional Development Policy.

Learn more

Ready for next steps? Nominate yourself or a colleague for senate today, explore the Administrative Senate website, reach out to a Senator or Senate Chair Jenn Bennett, or attend the next Senate meeting  (meetings are always open to all administrators).

March 31, 2023
Staff reports