Faculty Senate


♦The Clemson University Faculty Manual published August 1st, 2020 v1, is being distributed via the web and is the guide for university faculty policy and procedures effective until republished by the Faculty Senate.

For the most recent and updated version of the Faculty Manual: Download the PDF format of the August 2020 (v1) Faculty Manual here!

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: John Whitcomb(jwhitco@clemson.edu); Mary Beth Kurz (mkurz@clemson.edu); and Faculty Senate (senate@clemson.edu).


♦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.

2020-2021 Senate Meetings

The Faculty Senate meets once a month on the second Tuesday of each month, except July. 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 14
February 11
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 9
August 11
September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8


January 12
February 9
March 9
April 13
May 11
June 8
August 10
September 14
October 12
November 9
December 14