The Councils of the CUNY University Faculty Senate (UFS) are essentially informal committees whose intent is to enhance the dialogue among faculty and between them and critical University administrators.

Jointly sponsored by the University Faculty Senate and the Office of Academic Affairs, discipline-based councils function as forums for collegial discussion and debate and undertake activities aimed at enhancing particular disciplines on a University-wide basis.

This informal committee meets quarterly, twice with the Chancellor and the Provost. The council is an opportunity for the elected faculty governance leader or the elected faculty designee from each college’s senate to discuss campus and university-wide  governance and to exchange ideas about best practices.