Welcome to the University of Florida Faculty Senate. It is my privilege to serve as your 2015-2016 Chair.
Faculty of the University of Florida are the foundation of our world renowned academic institution. The University of Florida is one of a very few universities providing the most diverse breadth and depth of academic programs for an outstanding student body. We provide academic opportunities through all available formats from on-line to face-to-face, large groups to individual mentoring, undergraduate to graduate to professional, equipping the next generations of leaders for service throughout the world.
As a premier research university, the University of Florida faculty consistently contribute to the world body of knowledge. Their creativity extends to nearly every aspect of life. For example, one method of public dissemination of new knowledge is through journal article publication. Approximately 4,900 UF Faculty annually generate about 7,000 articles in journals indexed by the university’s Libraries. Of these publications, an average of 20% are in the top 10% of the most cited. The Faculty participate in fulfilling the land-grant mission of the University in service to our community, the State of Florida, the nation and internationally.
University of Florida is entering its next era with the leadership of President Kent Fuchs. Partnership between faculty, students and administration continues to propel the University as a leading institution. The coming years will be an exciting time for us and it is my honor to serve as Chair of this Faculty Foundation of the Gator Nation.
Paul W. Davenport, PhD
Faculty Senate Chair