Free Speech and Open Forum

Special Order

Members of the Clemson community are invited to share Special Order presentation at the beginning of Faculty Senate meetings.

If you wish to address the senate, fill out an online request form Here 

 


Free Speech

Free Speech

Free Speech, initiated in response to the results of the 1996 Faculty Survey, is held during all Faculty Senate meetings. Meetings are open and all faculty are invited to participate in this agenda item. See our meeting schedule for date and location. Note that views presented during the “Free Speech” period are not necessarily those of the Clemson University Faculty Senate.

Free Speech Guidelines

“Free Speech” Presentations

 


Open Forum

Open Forum provides a venue for any faculty member to exercise freedom of speech in an effort to uplift and improve Clemson University. All University faculty are invited to submit essays to be considered for Open Forum. Open Forum submissions should be submitted to senate@clemson.edu and are reviewed by the Open Forum editors. Open Forum editors are appointed annually by the Faculty Senate President. Although all essays have been reviewed by the editors of the Faculty Senate Open Forum, the published essays do not necessarily represent the views of the editors or the Clemson University Faculty Senate. Any faculty member wishing to be added as a signatory to a published Open Forum essay may email senate@clemson.edu with the subject "Open Forum Signatory". Be sure to indicate the title of the open forum in the body of the email.

Open Forum Essays

2020

Pamela Mack, Associate Professor, Department of History and Geography
Cynthia Pury, Professor, Department of Psychology
Sean Sather-Wagstaff, Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
June 2020
"Transparency in Reporting COVID-19 Cases on Campus"

2019

Cynthia Pury
Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator of Psychology
April 2019
"Notes from a Commuting Faculty Member"


Brian McGrath, Associate Professor, British Literature and Literary Theory 
Brian Powell, Professor, Nuclear Environmental Engineering and Science 
Erin M. Goss, Associate Professor, British Literature 
Jasmine Townsend, Assistant Professor, Recreational Therapy 
Raquel Anido, Assistant Professor, Spanish
Mariah Magagnotti, Lecturer, General Engineering
David Coombs, Assistant Professor, Literature and History of Technology 
Angela Naimou, Associate Professor, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
March 2019
"Clemson Should Not Build an Electric Substation Near an Elementary School"

2018

Matthew Saltzman
Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
March 2018
"Admissions and Commitment"
To sign on to this Open Forum, click on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/Qo9bQEEWf8PNP0yn2

Bryan Denham
Department Chair, Communication
January 2018
"Executive Compensation and the University, Inc."

2017

Sean Sather-Wagstaff, Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
"Flier Recruiting for White Supremacist Organization"
To sign on to this Open Forum, click on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/evvkCiAF8k64UdkZ2 


Jan Holmevik, 2017-2018 Faculty Senate Vice President/President-Elect
Amy Lawton-Rauh, 2017-2018 Faculty Senate President
"We Will Not Be Divided"
To sign on to this Open Forum, click on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/F1HY5AiJ0W73Vo203 

Terry Walker, Professor of Biosystems Engineering, EEES
Dan Warner, Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences
Kelly Flynn, Associate Coordinator IPM & Sustainable Agriculture Programs, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Caye Drapcho, Associate Professor of Biosystems Engineering, EEES
Rajendra Singh, D. Houser Banks Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and
Automotive Engineering
"A Case for a Resilient Future-Clemson at a Crossroad"

Amy Lawton-Rauh, Faculty Senate President 2017-2018
Jan R. Holmevik, Vice-President/President-Elect, Faculty Senate Vice President/President-Elect 2017-2018
Jennifer Ogle, Faculty Senate Secretary 2017-2018
Mary Beth Kurz, Faculty Manual Consultant 2017-present and Faculty Senate President 2016-2017
O. Thompson Mefford, Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees
Derek Wilmott, Chair of the Commission on Latino Affairs
Megan Che, President of the Clemson Chapter of the AAUP
Susanna Ashton, Vice President of Clemson Chapter of the AAUP
"Support for Those Impacted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program"


Amy Lawton-Rauh, 2017-2018 Faculty Senate President
O. Thompson Mefford, 2015-2018 Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees
Jan Holmevik, 2017-2018 Faculty Senate Vice President/President-Elect
Mary Beth Kurz, Faculty Senate Faculty Manual Consultant and 2016-2017 Faculty Senate President
Jennifer Ogle, 2017-2018 Faculty Senate Secretary
"On steadfast commitment to a supportive and inclusive university environment: A response to the recent events in Charlottesville, VA"

Todd May - August 2017
Class of 1941 Memorial Professor
Dept. Philosophy and Religion
"The Administration of Vulnerability, Part 2"

Mary Beth Kurz
Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering
Clemson University Faculty Senate President, 2016-2017
"Global Engagement and the History of Clemson University"

2016

Bryan Denham
Department Chair, Communication
August 2016
"On Women’s Athletics at Clemson: University Sports Culture Needs to (Re)Evolve"

Mary Beth Kurz
Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering
Clemson University Faculty Senate President, 2016-2017
Faculty Senate's ad hoc Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Todd May – January 2016
Dept. Philosophy and Religion
The Administration of Vulnerability

2015

Brian A. Powell, Scott Brame, Michael Carbajales-Dale, Cindy Lee, Stephen M. Moysey, Lindsay Shuller-Nickles
Department of Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
Discussion of the pending split of the College of Engineering & Science

Jeremy King – July 2015
Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Sustainable Leadership, Historical Remembrance, and Transforming Community: Renaming Tillman Hall as a Substantive Element of 2020Forward

Jeremy King – July 2015
Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Erratum

Past Presidents of Faculty Senate – July 2015
We Have the Appetite to Rename Tillman Hall. Do You?

Leidy Klotz – February 2015
Professor of Civil Engineering
Please call it Old Main

2014

English Department – December 2014
Faculty Assessment

James McCubbin – March 2014
Professor of Psychology
Threats to Academic Freedom in South Carolina