Skip to main content
  Cornell University

The University Faculty

Office of the Dean

Shared Governance at Cornell

Everybody at Cornell is represented through one of four assemblies:

  1. The University Faculty Senate  represents approximately 1650  tenured and tenure track faculty. As they are part of the University Faculty, the 600+ emeriti are also represented in the Senate through a designated seat.
  2. The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) represents approximately 3200 PhD students, 400 research masters students,  and the 4500 Professional Degree students.
  3. The Student Assembly (SA) represents approximately 15000 undergraduates.
  4. The Employee Assembly (EA)  represents everyone else  including 6800 nonacademic staff, 1020 academic professionals (350 Instructional Staff,  the 330 Research Staff, the 120 Librarians and Archivists, and the 240 Extension Staff),  and 550 Post Docs.

The University Assembly has representatives from each of the above.

Why there are assemblies:

Chartered by the President of the University with delegated authority from the Board of Trustees, the Assemblies serve as advisory bodies to the administration, representing matters of concern and constituent interests to University leadership. [ More ]

Separate from the assemblies is the Office of Post Doctoral Studies which provides numerous services for that constituency.

Last Updated: May 12, 2018 at 6:40 am