The Faculty Senate serves as the official representative body of the faculty and the link between faculty and administration. The senate reviews and recommends academic 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."