The UTC Faculty Senate
The organization and function of Faculty Senate is described in the Bylaws.
Next Faculty Senate Meeting: Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 3:10 pm in the Signal
Next Full Faculty Meeting: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 3:15 pm in the UC Auditorium.
Refreshments will be served prior to the meeting.
Faculty Senate President
For more information: email Dr. Susan Davidson at Susan-Davidson@utc.edu
(423) 425 4661 (Phone)
(423) 425 4668 (FAX)
Preface to Bylaws
In the summer of 2013 The Office of Academic Affairs of the UT system advised the UTC Senate to remove from the UTC Faculty Handbook text subject to frequent change. The contents of chapter 2, covering faculty organization and governance, were of particular concern. Moving the bulk of that chapter to a separate ‘’bylaws’’ document provides a big advantage: it removes the text from the need to be reviewed by the UT Board of Trustees. A bylaws document can now be altered as necessary by the Senate, and go into immediate effect once approved by the provost and chancellor. While the UT Board of Trustees reserves the right to review all official university paperwork, “bylaws’’ generated by the local campuses are not normally considered by that body.