Recent News From The Faculty Senate
  • NEXT FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The next Faculty Senate meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 4, 2018. 
  • FALL 2018 OPENING FACULTY ASSEMBLY MEETING: This year, the Opening Faculty Assembly meeting is scheduled for  Thursday, September 6, 2018 instead of immediately following the Opening Faculty meeting.  The event will include an introduction of the faculty senate members and will spotlight those faculty who have acquired tenure and/or promotion.
  • FALL 2018 OPENING FACULTY MEETING: Scheduled by the Office of the Provost for Wednesday, August 22, 2018 and will be held in the Jesse H. Jones School of Business Auditorium from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 8:55 am.
  • FACULTY SENATE MEETING: Scheduled for Thursday, September 6, 2018 and will be held in the Mack H. Hannah Hall, conference room 111 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES: Were confirmed by the Faculty Senate during the monthly Senate meeting held last Thursday, October 5, 2017.
  • SENATORS RETURN TO OFFICE SEPTEMBER 1, 2018: Executive Committee Members: Faculty Senate Chairperson:  Dr. Jafus Kenyatta Cavil (College of Education); Faculty Senate Vice Chairperson:  Dr. Edieth Wu(Thurgood Marshall School of Law); Faculty Senate Temporary Secretary:  Dr. Carla Brailey (College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences); Faculty Senate Treasurer:  Dr. Olurominiyi Ibitayo (Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs); Faculty Senate Parliamentarian:  Dr. Mammo Woldie (Jesse H. Jones School of Business); and Faculty Speaks Editor:  Dr. Luis Perez-Feliciano (Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs). 30 Elected Senators representing ten colleges and schools and the Robert J. Terry Library.
TSU Faculty Manual Section I : Part I : Article I  (Current)
The faculty of the University shall perform the following functions in regard to the academic operation of the university: approval of degrees; curriculum planning; determination of requirements for earned degrees; establishment of academic regulations, recommendation of candidates for appointment, tenure, retention, and promotion; participation in the selection and evaluation of academic administrators; and consider matters that affect the welfare of the members of the faculty.

The Faculty Assembly is the official policy making body of the Texas Southern University (TSU) faculty. It is the faculty's vehicle for participation in the shared governance of the university.

The recommendations of the Faculty Assembly are made to either the Provost or directly to the President of the University for appropriate action or for endorsement to the Texas Southern University Board of Regents. The Assembly may delegate such powers as it chooses to the Faculty Senate. All decisions and/or actions of the Faculty Senate, however, are subject to review, endorsement or repeal by the Faculty Assembly.
We're always trying to provide you with the best Faculty Representation, the kind that you deserve.
With this in mind, we have created some new things: 

1. Open up the link below to find a How To Guide, narrated by your chair!
  - Faculty Manual - How-to-Guide

2. Faculty Senate meetings are held the first Thursday of every month during the academic year (September through May).  If the regular meeting day is a University holiday, the meeting shall convene on the following Thursday.