Messages from the Chair

September 27, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

We encourage all Yale faculty members in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science to work with the FAS-SEAS Senate – the elected body representing FAS and SEAS faculty. A key structure supporting faculty self-governance, the Senate exercises advisory power and is charged with addressing important matters of faculty concern through open debate and targeted recommendations. Examples of recent topics include faculty compensation, university budgetary priorities, and (endowment) investment ethics. 

FAS and SEAS faculty (both ladder and instructional) are encouraged to learn more about the Senate and its accomplishments, to participate in monthly meetings and other Senate-sponsored events, to communicate ideas and concerns to the Senate leadership, and to consider running for office in the spring elections. We look forward to working with you – our faculty colleagues – toward a stronger, more equitable, and more impactful Yale.


Paul Van Tassel
Chair, FAS-SEAS Senate

Meg Urry
Deputy Chair, FAS-SEAS Senate