School Song Lyric Change Recommendation

During the Fall 2015 semester the Faculty Senate recommended a resolution initiated by the Department of Psychology to change the word “cheering” in the second line of the last verse of "Alma Mater" to “aiding.” 

Dr. Trauth sought input from the following stakeholders on this question:  1) Staff Council  2) Student Government 3) Council of Chairs 4) the Council of Academic Deans and 5) the Alumni Board. Based on the input and recommendations of these groups, President Trauth has concluded that the wording should not be changed. The senate appreciates the consideration of the president and all stakeholders on this issue.

The winners of the Part-Time Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award have been announced; please see the Nontenure Line Faculty website for more information.

2016-2017 University Lecturers Series Awards

The University Lecturers Committee has completed the award process for 2016-2017 and the senate has approved the awards.


Welcome to the Faculty Senate

Since 1959, the Faculty Senate has represented members of the Texas State faculty in the formulation of University policy on a broad range of academic and governance issues. The Senate is made up of approximately 15 faculty members, representing proportionally each of the academic colleges across campus, with one member serving as chair, another as vice-chair, and a third as secretary. Each department/school not represented by a senator is represented by a Faculty Senate Liaison who is charged with communicating individual faculty and departmental concerns to the Faculty Senate.

Michel Conroy, Chair:

Senate Meetings

The senate meets every Wednesday at 4:00 pm during the academic year and once a month at 3:00 pm during the summer in the Henrietta Avent Faculty Senate Meeting Room (JCK 880).  All meetings are open. Agendas and minutes are posted on the Faculty Senate website and distributed via e-mail. We also request that hard copies be posted in every academic department. Faculty members may request to be added to the senate distribution list.