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Faculty Senate Records

Identifier: 2009-002

This collection contains 32 boxes relating to the Faculty Senate at the University of Houston. Materials include financial reports, meeting notes and correspondence, budget reports, meeting minutes, policy and procedural manuals, proposals and other administrative material. The collection is divided into the following series; Annual Financial Reports, Board of Regents, Budget Reports, Bylaws, Committees and Task Forces, Conferences, Endowment Fund, Executive Summaries, Fact Books, Financial Systems, Handbooks and Guides, Journals, Miscellaneous, Mission: Self-Study, Planning, Proposals, Reports, University Club/Faculty Club. Also included are 7 boxes of audio and video tapes. Each series is arranged alphabetically and/ or chronologically as necessary. Materials range in date from the 1950’s to 2008.


  • 1950-2009


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Open for research.

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30.0 linear feet

Historical Information

The Faculty Senate adopted its formal Constitution in May 1961, with the goal of providing "an instrument for cooperative action in attaining such ends as the member may select." The Faculty Senate reorganized, freely, in 1962 at the beginning of the Hoffman administration and formed several new committees including a Committee on University Committees, Student Life, Educational Policy, and Faculty Affairs. The first official faculty handbook was also completed during this period.

The Faculty Senate of the University of Houston serves to improve the undergraduate educational process, to improve the general faculty environment, provide advocacy on faculty issues, and provide liaison to a variety of offices and organizations on campus. Working under a set Constitution and Bylaws the Faculty Senate also serves as creator of committees and task forces as needed.

Guide to the Faculty Senate Records
Toshia Miracle, Mikaela Selley, and Bobby Marlin
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA