CofC's Faculty Senate

At the heart of the collegial governance system at the College of Charleston, the Faculty Senate is the primary legislative body of College faculty. The Faculty of the College of Charleston began governing themselves through the Faculty Senate, as a representative system, in August 1993. Prior to then, faculty governance was held through Full Faculty meetings. Today, the Senate makes recommendations on any matter under its purview to the President of the College. The Senate is concerned with all matters relating to academic programs, the curriculum, admissions and continuation standards, the grading system, degree and certificate requirements and the utilization of the intellectual resources of the College. The Faculty Senate is supported by a wide range of 24 standing Senate and College committees. To view the current rosters, archived materials, and brief descriptions of each committee, please visit our Faculty Senate Committees  webpage. Detailed and formal descriptions of the Faculty Senate as a whole and its individual Senate and College committees may be found in the Faculty/Administration Manual (referred to commonly as the FAM), in Articles IV and V of the Faculty Organization and By-Laws section.

Please visit our Contact Us webpage to reach the Speaker of the Faculty, the Faculty Secretary, the Faculty Secretariat, or the Parliamentarian for further information.

View: Meeting Schedule

View: 2023-2024 Faculty Senate Roster  (Please review to confirm your Senators.)

View: Faculty Senate Senator Attendance

Adjunct Faculty: Interested in serving as an Adjunct Senator or on one of three committees? Please review the Adjunct Information on Senate and Commitee Membership on the Nominations & Elections page.