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Faculty Senate Records

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0280

This collection houses reports, minutes, membership information, resolutions, by-laws, and other materials documenting the activities of the University of Tennessee's Faculty Senate between 1947 and 1991.

Dates

  • 1947-1991 (bulk 1974-1984)
  • Majority of material found within 1974 - 1984

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

7 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses reports, minutes, membership information, resolutions, by-laws, and other materials documenting the activities of the University of Tennessee's Faculty Senate between 1947 and 1991.

Biographical/Historical Note

As established by resolution of the Board of Trustees on June 15, 1972, the Faculty Senate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is authorized to formulate policies and regulations regarding the educational objectives of The University. In addition, the Faculty Senate may review the actions of the Special Faculties of The University of Tennessee concerning the specific admissions and graduation requirements for the programs of the various academic units. The Senate also has the right to advise and recommend to the Chancellor policies and procedures in other matters which concern the welfare of the faculty. The Senates has no management or administrative functions.

Originally, the Faculty Senate was called the University Senate and was established by the Board of Trustees in August of 1949 "to facilitate the educational functions of the faculties of the various Colleges of the University and advise with the administration of The University in a more effective manner."

The first 3.5 cubic feet of materials, arranged in chronological order, are the minutes of the Senate. Thereafter, e faculty Senate Collection is organized according o the original, operating business order of the Senate: standing committees, subcommittees, and ad hoc/special committees. The committees are alphabetical under each section. The remaining files are placed under broad headings or easy filing and patron access. For additional information see: AR-11.

Arrangement

This collection consists of seven boxes. The firs 3.5 cubic feet of materials, arranged in chronological order, are the minutes of the Senate. Thereafter, the Faculty Senate Collection is organized according to the original, operating business order of the Senate: standing committees, subcommittees, and ad/hoc special committees. The committees are alphabetical under each section. The remaining files are placed under broad headings or easy filing and patron access. For additional information see: AR-11.

Other Finding Aids

A full container list for this collection can be found as a [pdf].

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480