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About the Faculty Senate

The Constitution of the Faculty Senate, originally ratified in 1979 and last amended in 2001, describes the role of the faculty and Faculty Senate and instrumental bodies in the life of Saint Louis University.

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Bylaws

 

ROLE OF THE FACULTY

The Faculty has primary responsibility for such fundamental areas as curriculum, subject matter and methods of instruction, research, service, faculty status, and those aspects of student life which relate to the educational process. On these matters the power of review or final decision lodged in the Board of Trustees or delegated by it to the President of the University should be exercised adversely only in exceptional circumstances, and for reasons communicated in written form to the Faculty. In the context of shared governance, it is desirable that the Faculty have opportunity for further consideration and transmittal of its views to the President and/or the Board. Budgets, manpower limitations, the time element, and the policies of other groups, bodies and agencies having jurisdiction over the institution may set limits to acceptance and implementation of faculty advice. Responsibility for these matters within an individual school or college of the University, or the university libraries, rests with the Faculty of that school, college, or the university libraries. (Article II)

 

FUNCTION OF THE FACULTY SENATE

The Faculty Senate shall have responsibility for matters which extend beyond a single school, college, or the university libraries (Article II). The Faculty Senate shall:

1. act for the Faculty;
2. carry out any and all mandates given it by the Faculty;
3. call meetings of the Faculty;
4. establish and facilitate the operations of such committees as it deems necessary. (Article IV)

PAST PRESIDENTS 

2017-2019
Doug Rush, School of Education

2015-2017 
Douglas R. Williams, School of Law

2013-2015
Jane W. Turner, School of Medicine

2011-2013
Mark M. Knuepfer, School of Medicine

2009-2011
Joanne C. Langan, School of Nursing

2007-2009
Miriam E. Joseph, University Libraries

2005-2007
John M. Griesbach, School of Law

2003-2005
Richard D. Breslin, College of Public Service

2001-2003
Randy S. Sprague, School of Medicine

1999-2001
John A. Slosar, School of Social Work

1997-1999
Lyn S. Amine, Cook School of Business

1995-1997
Larry Viehland, Parks College

1993-1995
Elizabeth M. McKenzie, University Libraries

1991-1993
James F. Gilsinan, College of Public Service

1989-1991
Rodney M. Coe, School of Medicine

1988-1989
Noreen M. Carrocci, College of Arts & Sciences

1986-1988 
L. Jack Malone, College of Arts & Sciences

1984-1986
Gene P. Schultz*, School of Law

1983-1984
James B. Riles, College of Arts & Sciences

1982-1983
Vincent C. Punzo, College of Arts & Sciences

1981-1982
Albert E. Bender, College of Arts & Sciences

1980-1981. Helen I. Mandeville
College of Arts & Sciences

1979-1980
John A. Slosar. School of Social Work

*Fall 1984: Richard C. Amelung (University Libraries) served as president pro tempore