Organizational Structure

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. Business
2. Design & Visual Arts
3. Engineering
4. Law
5. Social Work
6. Medicine
7. Medicine
8. Arts & Sciences
9. Arts & Sciences

At Large Members (5)*

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

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

15. Secretary of the Senate

Faculty Senate Membership

Only full-time faculty members may vote as part of the university’s Faculty Senate. Beyond that, each school determines its own guidelines for voting eligibility. These are:

Arts & Sciences
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

Design & Visual Arts (Art & Arch)
Tenured & Tenure Track: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor

Business
Tenured & Tenure Track: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, FT Lecturers

Engineering
Tenured & Tenure Track: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor

Law
Tenured Faculty, Tenure-Track Faculty: Associate Professor, Professor, Senior Professor of Practice, Professor of Practice

Social Work
Tenured & Tenure Track: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor

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