Faculty Senate


♦ The 2022 Clemson University Faculty Manual is now available to view: 

The approved changes for this year are listed at the beginning of the Faculty Manual in a summary of changes. Any future modifications to the Faculty Manual will be distributed to all faculty.

Departmental and college bylaws, as well as departmental TPR guidelines, must be consistent with the Faculty  Manual. To assist with consistency, we created document review checklists.  These checklists are available on the Faculty Senate website. Mary Beth Kurz, Faculty Manual Consultant, is available to assist with review and revisions of bylaws and TPR guidelines.

While we carefully reviewed the Faculty Manual for errors, we acknowledge that even the most meticulously edited work will not be free from mistakes.  We ask for your patience;  you can send any corrections or suggestions for the Faculty Manual to the Faculty Senate or the Faculty Manual Consultant.

If you have any questions, please contact us: Kristine Vernon (kvernon@clemson.edu); Mary Beth Kurz (mkurz@clemson.edu); and Faculty Senate (senate@clemson.edu). 

Approved changes to be incorporated into the August 1, 2023 Faculty Manual: 

• Faculty Manual Change 2023-01: Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness

• Faculty Manual Change 2023-02: Timeline for Post-Tenure Review

• Faculty Manual Change 2023-03: College TPR Committees 


♦ The Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost has called a meeting of the faculty in accordance with Article 1§4 of the Constitution of the Faculty of Clemson University. This meeting occurs at the beginning of each academic year and typically includes a report on the State of the University from the President of the University, a report of the State of Academic Affairs from the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, a report from the Faculty Senate President, and a report from the Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees as well as considerations of agenda items brought to the floor in accordance with parliamentary procedure.

The 2022 General Faculty Meeting will be held Monday, August 22, 2022 at 10:30 p.m. and can be viewed here: 

Clemson Stream Link:  https://tv.clemson.edu/live2/


♦ The Faculty Senate passed a resolution Tuesday, April 13 recognizing the outstanding service of Clemson University staff members during the Covid-19 pandemic. The resolution can be viewed here:



♦The Faculty Senate held a Special Meeting on Friday, June 12th, 2020 to consider the adoption of a statement that was presented by the Delegation from the College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities during a Free Speech period before the Faculty Senate regular meeting held on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020. The statement was adopted by a majority vote during the special meeting and reflects the position of the Faculty Senate.

Transcript of the Free Speech, "Statement on Racist and Violence-Inciting Social Media Posts".

Faculty Senate Statement against racist and violence-inciting public expressions


The Clemson University Faculty Senate is established in Article II of the Constitution of The Faculty of Clemson University. The Faculty Senate is the representative assembly of the faculty. It represents the faculty of Clemson University in its relationship with the university administration; recommends new policies or changes in existing policies to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; and promotes the welfare of the faculty and of its individual members. For over fifty years, the Faculty Senate has participated in a variety of initiatives to improve the status of the faculty of Clemson University.

A history of the Faculty Senate may be found in"Clemson University Faculty Senate: Over Sixty Years of Service."

Detailed information about the Faculty Senate, including membership and governing documents, as well as official meeting minutes and reports, can be found under Senate Information or in the Senate Brochure.

For faculty policies affecting all Clemson Faculty, see Faculty Policies.

2021-2022 Senate Meetings

The Faculty Senate meets once a month on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings begin at 2:30 p.m., and are located in the Student Senate Chambers. Another related faculty meeting includes, per the Faculty Manual, one annual General Faculty meeting. Watch for related emails.


January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12 Location: Madren Conference Center Auditorium
May 10
June 14
August 9
September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13

Contact Us Speak at Faculty Senate MeetingInformation Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees