The purposes of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Academic Senate are:
1. To provide an organization that will permit a broad base for campus governance through a participating involvement of students, faculty, and staff in the development of guidelines and regulations for campus affairs in relation to those matters that affect the quality of campus life as well as to those matters that enhance and sustain an environment of academic excellence;
2. To generate and promote understanding, collaboration, and a sense of community on this campus; and
3. To provide a representative forum for the communication and exchange of ideas as the basis for a deliberative synthesis of recommendations to the Chancellor and, through the Chancellor’s Office, to the President of the University on matters of concern to members of the Assembly.