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The UTK Faculty Senate represents the faculty in the shared governance of the university.

Senators are elected from the various academic units; we work as a body and through committees to develop and recommend policies regarding the educational objectives of the campus.

We consider, advise, and recommend policies and procedures in other matters which concern the general welfare of the faculty:

  • criteria for faculty appointment, dismissal, promotions, tenure, and retirement;
  • criteria for the selection of the chief academic officer and other campus administrative officers;
  • priorities for the University budget;
  • priorities for the University development plan;
  • changes in physical facilities.

We also consider, advise, and recommend on proposed policies regarding student life, rights, and responsibilities.

2015-2016 Faculty Senate and Executive Council Meeting Dates

2015-2016 Senate Meetings

2015-2016 Faculty Senate Executive Council Meetings

2015 Faculty Senate Retreat

The Annual Faculty Senate Retreat for the 2015-2016 academic year will be held on Friday, August 28, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the UT Conference Center Building.  The agenda is available here.

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