The Faculty and Professional Staff Senate’s purpose is to provide a deliberative body designed to promote shared governance, transparency, collegiality, and mutual trust among faculty and staff and administration.  Further, the Faculty and Professional Staff Senate will provide a forum to enhance academic values and opportunities.


  • To advocate for all Faculty and Professional Staff regarding matters outside of the collective bargaining agreement.  Areas include but need not be limited to the following:
    • Curriculum
    • Academic Standards
    • Degree and certificate completion
    • Assessment
    • Planning
    • Professional Development
    • Accreditation
    • Utilization of resources
  • To provide a liaison between Senate constituents and administration
  • To share in college-wide decision making     
  • To participate in the formulation and implementation of policy directly impacting Senate constituents
  • To promote an open and honest community marked by freedom of expression for all at the college
  • To act as a single, representative voice expressing constituent views in college-wide discussions


Any employee of Bristol Community College whose primary employment (more than 75 percent of assigned hours) is as a faculty or professional staff member is a “constituent.”