Senate Announcements

***  2023-2024 Office Hours: ****

Senate Office Information 2023-2024: (Staff Shared Governance Group)

Senate of Academic Staff President (2023-2024): Karl Boehler (
Senate Office hours will be held both in person and virtually for 2023-2024 (with a majority in-person)
Contact: Senate Office Assistant: April Dutscheck Email:
Phone:  920-424-2102

Senate meetings will be held virtually for the Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 semesters.

Senate Meeting Dates

Location: Meetings will be held virtually for Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 semesters.

Fall 2023 (virtual)

Sept. 21, 2023
Oct. 5, 2023
Oct. 19, 2023
Nov. 2, 2023
Nov. 16, 2023
Dec. 7, 2023

Spring 2024 (virtual)
Jan. 18, 2024 -As Needed
Feb. 15, 2024
Feb. 29, 2024
March 14, 2024
April 4 , 2024
April 18, 2024
May 2, 2024
May 16, 2024





Senate Contacts

Karl Boehler, President (2023-2024)
English Department -Oshkosh Campus
(920) 424-2205

John Palmer, President-Elect (2023-2024)
Dean of Students Office -Oshkosh Campus
(920) 424-3100

April Dutscheck, Senate Office  Administrative Assistant
Senate Office - Dempsey Hall, Room 205
(920) 424-2102

The Senate of Academic Staff at all three campuses for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh represent academic staff through conversations, meetings, sessions and decisions, which impact our work environment at the University.

The Senate is made up of 17 Senators, with seven senators serving on the executive committee.

The Senate of Academic Staff shall:

Supervise and conduct the election of members to this Senate;

Elect its own officers;

Schedule and conduct its own meetings;

Form and revise its own bylaws and rules of proceedings;


Advise the Chancellor on matters pertaining to the UW System Unclassified Personnel Guidelines No. 7 which deals with designating positions as “academic staff;”


Advise the Chancellor on policies and procedures for the academic staff adopted pursuant to UW System 9-14, and prepare and propose for the Chancellor’s approval needed changes in the policies and procedures;


Serve as a hearing body (see GOV 4.3.B); and

Perform such other tasks as it deems appropriate to its status as an active participant in the immediate governance of, and policy development for, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, subject to the responsibilities and powers of the Chancellor, the faculty and the students.