Faculty Senate Purpose Statement

In order to foster an environment at Texas State University which promotes continual improvement toward excellence, the Faculty Senate has as its basic purposes:

  • advocating for faculty viewpoints on all issues in which faculty perceive themselves as stakeholders
  • promoting communication between faculty and other groups on campus
  • making recommendations on university policy and governance issues of concern to faculty
  • soliciting faculty perceptions, suggestions, and recommendations
  • seeking accurate data for use in advocating positions taken by faculty
  • improving faculty salaries and working conditions
  • facilitating budgetary education and assuring the opportunity for faculty participation in fiscal planning and decision making
  • assuring appropriate faculty participation at all levels of university governance