The Faculty Senate is a deliberative body composed of representatives elected from academic departments and at-large. The membership and function of the Faculty Senate are in accordance with its constitution.
The faculty shall have the authority to review, ratify, or reject any action of the Faculty Senate.
Constitution of the Faculty Senate at Jackson State University
Name and Purpose
Officers of the Senate
Areas of Faculty and Student Participation
A. Educational and Administrative Policies
Educational and Administrative Policies shall include admission standards, the content of curricula, degree requirements, grading standards, registration procedures, and standards for academic freedom.
B. Economic Issues
Economic Issues are interpreted to mean those issues that are related to the nature and quality of the educational service provided the faculty.
C. Public Issues and the Institution
Public Issues and the Institution are concerned with the involvement of faculty in sharing the institution’s policies on public questions that have a direct and important effect on the institution’s operation.
D. Procedures for Faculty Representation
The faculty shall have a voice in establishing the educational and administrative procedures which represent its interest.
E. Physical Plant Policies
The Physical Plan policies which shall concern the Faculty Senate will be those which affect the performance of the faculty in their duties and the learning process of the students. It shall include the conditions of the buildings, lighting, cooling, heating, cleanliness, the streets and parking.
Operations of the Faculty Senate
The Constitution for the Faculty Senate may be amended by: (1) reading and presenting a written statement of the proposed amendment at a regular meeting of the Faculty Senate, (2) securing approval by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of those present at the next regular Faculty Senate meeting, and (3) approval by two thirds (2/3) faculty vote.
This Constitution shall be in effect when approved by a simple majority of the permanent and probationary members of the faculty voting.