Academic Year 2017-2018
Academic Year 2016-2017
April 10, 2017-updated
Academic Year 2015-2016
Academic Year 2014-2015
- Proposed change to Termination of Tenure for Adequate Cause
- Tenure Termination Subcommittee findings
Academic Year, 2010 -2011
Faculty Senate, September 13, 2010 [ VIEW]
Faculty Senate, September 27, 2010 [ VIEW]
Faculty Senate, October 11, 2010 [ VIEW]
Faculty Senate, October 17, 2010 [VIEW]
Faculty Senate, November 1, 2010 [ VIEW]
Faculty Senate, January 24, 2011 [ VIEW]
Faculty Senate, February 7, 2011 [ VIEW]
Faculty Senate, March 14, 2011 [ VIEW]
Faculty Senate, March 28, 2011 [ VIEW]
Academic Year 2009-2010
Faculty Senate Agenda, September 14, 2009 [ VIEW]
Faculty Senate Agenda, September 21, 2009 [ VIEW]
Faculty Senate Agenda, October 5, 2009 [ VIEW]
Faculty Senate Agenda October 26, 2009 [ VIEW]
Faculty Senate Agenda, February 1, 2010 [ VIEW]
Faculty Senate Agenda, February 15, 2010 [ VIEW]
Faculty Senate, March 1, 2010 [VIEW]
Faculty Senate, March 22, 2010 [ VIEW]
Faculty Senate, April 5, 2010 [ VIEW]
April 23, 2018
Motion (Epps for Exec): I move to approve the revisions to the by-laws, section 4.5, Faculty Senate Selection of the Faculty Representative to the ETSU Board of Trustees.
Justification: The two year term of the faculty representative to the ETSU BOR expires in April. The election cycle needs to be adjusted in order to elect the faculty rep prior to the April meeting of the BOT in the year in which the faculty member's term expires.
postponed until Aug. 21 meeting due to more timely business to address
Motion (McGarry): I move that the Senate issue a letter of concern on the model of the letter attached (DRAFT letter of concern - listed with March 12 agenda).
Justification: The dissolution of the Classroom Utilization Committee is troubling because it is
now unclear how faculty will influence control of classroom space, and on a more general
level, the process whereby it was dissolved indicates a disturbing lack of transparency
and disregard of shared governance principles. A response on our part is called for
to show that these principles are important to us.
April 9 - postponed until April 23.
April 23 - motion failed
Dec. 4, 2017
Motion: To repair the language in the by-laws addressing the replacement of senators who resign mid-term. Passed (Rules suspended; need to replace two senators and needed process in place for doing so).
Nov. 20, 2017
Motion: (Drinkard-Hawkshawe; amended by Littleton): The Faculty Senate Teaching Workgroup will be
charged to review ETSU's requirement for students' assessment of faculty and courses and the Workgroup
should make recommendations for change. Passed
Motion (Epps on behalf of Executive Committee): To affirm the resolution passed by the University of Memphis regarding support of DACA "Dreamers.” Passed
Motion (Epps on behalf of the PGIA committee): To approve the revision of the PGIA guidelines proposed by the PGIA committee. Passed
Nov. 6, 2017
Motion (Epps): That the ETSU Faculty Senate affirm the proposed changes to the constitution of the Tennessee University Faculty Senates (TUFS). Passed
Motion (Drinkard-Hawkshawe): A Faculty Senate committee should be organized to review the Student Grade Appeal process. A group meeting - student, faculty, Chair- should be required before a student can appeal a grade. Failed
April 24, 2017
Motion (McDowell): We do not support out-sourcing facility management at ETSU. We value these members
of the ETSU community, and oppose efforts to remove them from the ETSU payroll and
March 13, 2017
Motion (Constitution/Bylaws working group) to amend the Constitution and By-laws to reflect updates and changes and to ensure consistency between the two documents. Passed
NOTE: Constitution sent to faculty for vote- Passed (vote closed on April 7, 2017)
Oct. 24, 2016
Motion (Senator Foley) to support the TUFS resolution on Guns on Campus. Passed
Motion (Senator Foley) to support the TUFS resolution on the LIU Lockout. Passed
Aug. 29, 2016
Motion (Senator Flora) to amend the by-laws indicating the following: Motions will be submitted to the Faculty Senate President via the form (to be) located on the Faculty Senate website to be placed on the agenda of the next meeting of the Faculty Senate as an information/first reading item and then as an action item at the subsequent Faculty Senate Meeting.
Justification: To enable senators to get feedback and input from their constituents before voting. Passed
Motion (Senator Flora) to amend the by-laws, Section 188.8.131.52. Faculty Senate Selection of Faculty Representative to ETSU Governing Board – the election will be open for 14 days from the date the ballot is distributed to the faculty.
Justification: Time frame was omitted from the approved process and should be stated. Passed