The Faculty Senate serves as the official representative body of the faculty and the link between faculty and administration. The senate reviews and recommends policies and procedures, which are then compiled in the Faculty Manual. For over fifty years, the Faculty Senate has participated in a variety of initiatives to improve the status of the faculty of Clemson University, including:
- Instituting a faculty-driven grievance process;
- Creating ways to recognize faculty excellence;
- Ensuring faculty representation to the Board of Trustees
- Creating committees responsible for recommending policies related to all facets of campus life
A history of the Faculty Senate may be found in "Clemson University Faculty Senate: Over Fifty Years of Service."
Detailed information about the Faculty Senate, including membership and governing documents, as well as official meeting minutes and reports, is under Senate Information.
Find our most recent information, such as next-day summaries of senate meetings, including special order presentations and senate standing and ad hoc committee reports, on our blog.
For policies affecting all Clemson Faculty, see Faculty Policies.
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2015-16 Senate Meetings
The Faculty Senate meets once a month on the second Tuesday of each month, except August, when it meets on the third Tuesday. Meetings begin at 2:30 pm, and are located in the Student Senate Chambers in the University Union.
Other related faculty meetings include, per the Faculty Manual, three annual General Faculty Meetings. Watch for related emails.
General Faculty Meetings:
August 18, 2015 (held in conjunction with the Victor Hurst Academic Convocation)
December 16, 2015
May 5, 2016