This Handbook is not intended to make additions to, conflict with, or in any way substitute for the Constitution and By-Laws of the Faculty Senate of the University of Virginia as ratified and amended. Instead, this document is designed for useas a reference and guide to the operations and conventions of the Faculty Senate as they have evolved to exist today.
The Handbook aims to provide greater institutional memory among Senate members over time and to improve the efficiency and transparency of the Senate. This Handbook is considered a living document that will be periodically updated when necessary. New senators are asked to read this Handbook as part of their orientation to the Senate, while veteran senators are encouraged to review it as needed.