Faculty Senate Records
This collection houses memoranda, reports, minutes, agendas, reports, membership information, resolutions, by-laws, and other materials documenting the University of Tennessee's Faculty Senate activities dating from 1936 to the present. The collection also includes materials documenting the Faculty Senate Research Council’s work between 1973 and 1990, and research files from the Senate Joint Committee investigating religion on campus. Of particular interest are the papers showing Billy Graham's visit to campus on May 28, 1970. Graham's friend Richard Nixon made a presentation at the rally, and a number of faculty and students who protested the President were arrested.
- 1936-2017, undated
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20.5 Linear Feet (23 boxes)
This collection houses memoranda, reports, minutes, agendas, reports, membership information, resolutions, by-laws, and other materials documenting the University of Tennessee's Faculty Senate activities dating from 1936 to the present.
The University of Tennessee's Faculty Senate formally organized in 1949 as the growing number of faculty made it nearly impossible to hold meetings of the general faculty. The group reorganized in 1972 and is currently empowered to design curriculum to support the University's overall educational goals and to advise the President on matters affecting the University's faculty. It is also a charter member of the Tennessee University Faculty Senates, an organization designed to increase communication between the Senates at the various campuses and enable UT faculty to lobby effectively at the state level.
The collection consists of 23 boxes and is arranged in chronological order.
This collection was previously listed as AR.0011, AR.0022, AR.0280, AR.0282, AR.0386, and AR.0649.