Your Voice Matters 

The faculty and staff on campus are dedicated to the success of our students and institution through policies strengthened by university-wide inclusion. We hope you will consider serving on governance because we want your voice to be heard.  

Shared Governance at UWSP

Common Council is the representative body of academic staff, faculty, and university staff in UW-Stevens Point shared governance. All university personnel (academic staff, faculty, and university staff) play an important role in recommending policies to the administration in many areas; academic and curricular issues are the specific responsibility of faculty and academic staff. The Chancellor has demonstrated a commitment to strong shared governance, the success of which depends upon the administration's openness to listening to and consulting with university personnel, and university personnel's willingness to participate in this important responsibility.  All university members are encouraged to attend and participate in shared governance.

Interested in Serving on Common Council?

Shared governance committees, councils, and subcommittees are filled either through election or by appointment; committee, council, subcommittee membership specifics are specified in the Constitution of the Common Council. If interested in serving, please send an email message to

Contact Information

Common Council Secretary, Kathryn Blakeman
Room 118 Old Main
Telephone: 715-346-2124



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