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UTHSC Faculty Senate

Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Nashville

The UTHSC Faculty Senate acts as the voice of the faculty in the collaborative governance of the university. 

Faculty members holding regular full-time, part-time, or emeritus positions are eligible to serve as Senators. These Senators, representing diverse departments, collaborate both collectively and through various committees to formulate and propose policies concerning the administrative, clinical, research, and educational goals of the campus. Senators also serve a collective voice supporting faculty rights and needs.

We consider, advise, and recommend policies and procedures in other matters which concern the general welfare of the faculty:

  • criteria for faculty appointment, dismissal, promotions, tenure, and retirement;
  • criteria for the selection of chief academic officer and other campus administrative officers;
  • priorities for the university budget
  • priorities for the university development plan
  • changes in physical facilities
  • faculty grievances and recommendations to senior campus administrators

The Faculty Senate President serves on the University Faculty Council, who attend Board of Trustees meetings and advise the system president. The Senate is also represented in the Tennessee University Faculty Senates (TUFS), a statewide body representing faculty across the state.

2023 – 2024 Faculty Senate Meeting Dates

Second Tuesday of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 pm

All meetings will occur via Zoom

  • September 12, 2023
  • October 10, 2023
  • November 14, 2023
  • December 12, 2023
  • January 9, 2024
  • February 13, 2024
  • March 12, 2024
  • April 9, 2024
  • May 14,  2024
  • June 11, 2024
Mar 22, 2024