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Faculty Senate

Regular Senate meetings will resume January 18, 2017.

Voting on the proposed amendment to the Faculty Constitution definition of Members of the Faculty Senate closed at midnight November 16 and I am pleased to announce that the amendment was ratified. 
Members of the Faculty Senate are faculty voters, exclusive of departmental chairs and other quasi-administrators as determined by the Faculty Senate, who have six or more years of full-time appointment at Texas State, including the three years prior to the election cycle.
The constitutional minimum voting participation requirement was met–over 2/5 (574) of the 1436 faculty voters cast ballots. The constitutional minimum number of the total votes in favor of the amendment–2/3 (384) was also met.
          In favor of the amendment (Yea)   75.94%   442
          In opposition to the amendment (Nay)   24.05%   140
          Total votes cast       582

The ratified amendment is hereby enacted and will be employed in the Faculty Senate Spring 2017 elections.
The Senators and I extend our appreciation and gratitude to all who worked to put this amendment before the faculty voters for a decision and to all faculty who voted, demonstrating once again that shared governance is a valued working principle at Texas State University.
Michel L. Conroy
Chair, Faculty Senate