The UTK Faculty Senate is the representative body through which the faculty participate in University affairs and shared governance. Through committees and a democratically elected legislative body it promulgates policies and regulations regarding the general educational objectives of UTK.
The Senate also considers, advises, and recommends policies and procedures in other matters which concern the general welfare of the faculty including criteria for faculty appointment, dismissal, promotions, tenure, and retirement; criteria for the selection of the chief academic officer and other campus administrative officers; criteria; priorities for the University budget; priorities for the University development plan; and changes in physical facilities.
The Faculty Senate may consider, advise, and recommend on proposed policies regarding student life, rights, and responsibilities.
2015-2016 Faculty Senate and Executive Council Meeting Dates
2015-2016 Faculty Senate Meetings (updated 7/16/15)
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. Please click here for the agenda.