In 1971, the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees established the Faculty Senate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, as well as the Faculty Senates of the other UT campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin. The Faculty Senate exists to represent the faculty as its sole elected body and to provide a systematic means for faculty participation in the affairs of the University of Tennessee. Faculty members in each department elect senators for 3-year terms. Each year, the senators in each College elect their representative on the Faculty Senate Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee is composed of the elected officers of the Faculty Senate and at least one representative from each of the colleges. The primary duty of each elected member is representing the needs and point of view of their constituency on the Executive Committee and communicating with the senators in their college. To this end, an Executive Committee member attends scheduled meetings of the Executive Committee and Faculty Senate.
This website contains information on the Faculty Senate that includes the Faculty Handbook, the roster of senators, committee descriptions and membership and recently approved minutes of Senate meetings.
Faculty Senate President
Terrance G. Cooper, Ph.D.
Harriet S. Van Vleet Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology & Biochemistry
858 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 3863
Phone: Office (901) 448-6179
Phone: Lab (901) 448-2882
Faculty Senate President Office
62 South Dunlap Rm 212
Memphis, TN 38163