The Faculty Senate host several events each year, including the David Packard Lecture, the triannual Faculty Assembly, Research Day, Education Day, and Staff Appreciation ceremony.
This most prestigious lectureship of the university is named in honor of the former Deputy Secretary of Defense (1969 to 1971), co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard Company, and the second president of the Uniformed Services University, serving from 1976 to 1981.
Faculty Assemblies are held in the fall, winter, and spring of each academic year. The assembly is a forum through which officers of the senate and senators report senate activities to the faculty, and where all faculty may provide input, participate in goal and priority setting for the senate, and discuss and deliberate university and school policies. Please check the Senate Calendar of Events for any updates.
Faculty Senate Research Day includes poster presentations and the Wu and Leonard Symposia. It is part of Research Days, an annual forum for the entire USU community to share research achievements, foster collaborations, and stimulate intellectual exchange. Research Days also encompasses the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) Research Colloquium and the Graduate Student Colloquium. Research Days promotes research by faculty, staff and students at USU and its affiliate institutions, provides opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, and facilitates communication among USU graduate students and faculty. These events serve to inform the local scientific community, collaborative institutions, and other federal agencies about significant research projects conducted across the health sciences at USU and its affiliates.
The Faculty Senate Education Day event is sponsored by the Education Committee and was first held in 2008 to promote continuing education of faculty, staff, and students at USU and its affiliated teaching institutions, provide interdisciplinary discussion of innovative and effective strategies used in health science education, facilitate transfer of strategies across disciplines, and to foster optimal teaching and learning opportunities through the use of technology.
The Faculty Senate held an inaugural Staff Appreciation Assembly in November, 2009. The purpose of this gathering is for faculty to publicly acknowledge the critical role of staff in the operation and success of USU, express the faculty's sincere appreciation of the staff, and present the Outstanding Staff Member award.