Selection and terms of senators is covered in Faculty Policies and Procedures, 2.04.
Faculty governance structure. The Faculty Senate is our chief governance body, and senators are representatives of the UW-Madison faculty. The University Committee is the executive committee of the Faculty Senate.
The secretary of the faculty supports the University Committee, the Faculty Senate and other governance committees, and oversees those activities for which faculty have primary responsibilities, e.g., divisional committees, and the academic calendar. The secretary of the faculty is also available to any faculty to discuss concerns and give direction to the best method to address those concerns.