FACULTY GOVERNMENT

Faculty Senate Organization- A Few Facts and Bullets

 

Name and Authority

The Faculty Senate acts on the authority delegated to it by Series 40101 of the Rules & Regulations of the UT Board of Regents, UTHSCSA Handbook of Operating Procedures 1.4.4, and by the Faculty of The UTHSCSA.

 

Mission

The Mission of the Faculty Senate of the UTHSCSA, as guaranteed by Regents' Rules and Regulations, is to provide representation for the University Faculty so as to ensure that every member of the faculty has a voice regarding issues that may affect their rights, privileges, responsibilities, and welfare as regarding the teaching, research, and clinical programs and services of the UTHSCSA.

 

Further, the UTHSCSA Faculty Senate will seek actively to contribute constructive discussion and actions that foster the goals and missions of the Institution, and to provide opportunities for campus-wide communication among the Faculty of all of the Schools and Departments, as well as between the Faculty and the Administration.

 

Senate Committees

Executive Committee
Committee on Committees
Academic Affairs (Teaching, Faculty recruitment)
Scholarly Activities and Faculty Service (Research, Clinical)
Faculty Governance (Rules, regulations, grievances, budgetary issues)
Faculty Status and Welfare (Faculty development, mentoring, P&T)

 

Senate Membership

The number of Senate positions in each school (based on faculty populations per school):

School of Allied Health Sciences:4
Dental School:4
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences:4
School of Medicine:8
School of Nursing:4

 

Flow of Communication

Flow of communication chart. UTHSCSA Faculty Senate
in the middle with double arrows on top and bottom. Medical, Dental, Graduate, Nursing, and Allied Health Schools on top of Senate and connected to Senate by double arrow. Below Senate and connected to Senate by double arrow are UTHSCSA President, Deans, VPs, and other Administrative Officials, Standing University Committees, and Faculty Assemblies.
Flow of communication chart. UTHSCSA Faculty Senate
in the middle with double arrows on top and bottom. Medical, Dental, Graduate, Nursing, and Allied Health Schools on top of Senate and connected to Senate by double arrow. The top double arrow which connects the schools to Senate has Elected Representatives beside it. Below Senate and connected to Senate by double arrow are UT System Faculty Advisory Council (council on all UT Senate Chairs), in a chain connected by another double arrow to Chancellor, UT System Board of Regents and Texas Higher Education Board.

 
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