Faculty Senate

A Message from the Faculty Senate Chair

Chair Stephen McIntyre

Welcome to the Missouri State University Faculty Senate website.

The Faculty Senate is the representative body for the over 700 full-time faculty at Missouri State University.  Membership includes voting representatives from every department and from each of the faculty ranks, as well as non-voting delegates from Staff Senate, Student Government Association, the Graduate Student Council, and each of the standing Senate committees.  At regular monthly sessions and throughout the year in committee work, the Senate oversees curricular issues and provides the administration and Board of Governors with faculty perspectives and recommendations on matters of concern to the faculty.

During the 2014-15 academic year we will tackle two important issues beyond our regular duties. First, we will be working with the administration to examine the possibility of establishing a clear maternity/parental leave policy for faculty.  Second, we will consider how best to highlight faculty perspectives in discussions about diversity at Missouri State.

Faculty commitment to the work of shared governance is essential for maintaining the integrity of academic programs and improving the working and learning conditions of faculty and students. I urge all faculty members to get involved in the work of Faculty Senate by volunteering to serve in the Senate or one of many standing Senate committees.  All faculty and university community members are welcome to attend and voice their concerns at the monthly Senate sessions. 

This website contains a great deal of information about faculty issues, including links to the Faculty Handbook, The Constitution of the Faculty and Bylaws of the Faculty Senate, agendas and minutes for Senate sessions, and an archive of past Senate Actions and Resolutions.  Please note as well the links to the important forms and information related to the curricular process, including the curricular tracking log through which departments and faculty can trace the progress of curricular proposals.

I am honored to serve as Senate Chair for the 2014-15 academic year, and I look forward to working with you.  Please do not hesitate to contact me or the Faculty Senate Office for more information or assistance.

Dr. Stephen McIntyre, Senate Chair, 2014-15, 836-5920, StephenMcIntyre@missouristate.edu

2014–15 Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Chair – Dr. Stephen McIntyre
Chair-Elect – Dr. Sharmistha Self
Secretary – Ms. Ruth Barnes
Parliamentarian – Dr. Eric Shade
Past Chair – Dr. Ryan Giedd

Faculty Senate Office - CARR 314C - 836-5257

Sandra Johnson, CAP
Administrative Specialist III