Recent News From The Faculty Senate
  • ANNUAL FACULTY MEETING: The Fall 2020 Faculty Meeting will be held virtually on Monday, August 17, 2020.
  • FACULTY SENATE MEETINGS: Upcoming meetings will be held virtually due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please reference the abbreviated schedule for specific meeting dates during the Fall academic year. Spring 2021 meetings are to be determined at a later date.  
  • FALL 2020 - SPRING 2021: The second year of the 2019-2021 term for elected officials and senators begins September 2020.


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, the 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. In response to preventing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Faculty Senate meetings will be held virtually the first Thursday of every month during Fall 2020 until further notice.  If the regular meeting day is a University holiday, the meeting shall convene on the following Thursday.