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UTHSC Faculty Senate

Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Nashville

The UTHSC Faculty Senate represents the faculty in the shared governance of the university.

Senators are elected from the various departments. We work as a body and through committees to develop and recommend policies regarding the educational objectives of the campus. 

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.

2021-2022 Faculty Senate Meeting Dates

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

All meetings will occur via Zoom

  • October 12, 2021
  • November 9, 2021
  • December 14, 2021
  • January 11, 2022
  • February 8, 2022
  • March 8, 2022
  • April 12, 2022
  • May 10,  2022
  • June 14, 2022
May 26, 2022