Organizational Structure

Faculty Senate Membership

Each school determines its own guidelines for voting eligibility. These are:

Arts & Sciences (Full-time)
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Teaching Professor, Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Dean of the Library, Professor of Practice, Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, Research Professor

Brown School (Full-time)
Tenured & Tenure Track: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor

McKelvey School of Engineering (Full-time)
Tenured & Tenure Track: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor

Olin Business School (Full-time)
Tenured & Tenure Track: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, FT Lecturers

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts (Art & Arch) (Full-time)
Tenured & Tenure Track: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor

School of Law (Full-time)
Tenured Faculty, Tenure-Track Faculty: Associate Professor, Professor, Senior Professor of Practice, Professor of Practice

School of Medicine
Instructor (appointed 3 years or longer), Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor

Faculty Senate Council

The Faculty Senate Council (FSC) is composed of 15 members, whose term begins on the first day of June following their election. All FSC members must be members of the Faculty Senate. Members serve staggered three-year terms.

FSC members are elected to be divisional (by school) or at-large through a Senate election.

Divisional Members (9)

Elected by the individual schools, as listed below:
1. Brown School
2. McKelvey School of Engineering
3. Olin Business School
4. Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
5. School of Law
6. School of Medicine
7. School of Medicine
8. Arts & Sciences
9. Arts & Sciences

At Large Members (5)*

Elected by the Senate membership as a whole, as listed below:
10. School of Medicine
11. School of Medicine
12. Arts & Sciences
13. Arts & Sciences
14. Other School (Brown School, McKelvey School of Engineering, Olin Business School, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, or School of Law)

* The five At Large Members constitute the Advisory Committee on Tenure and Academic Freedom.

15. Secretary of the Senate