Faculty Senate

Faculty Participation in the Governance and Development of the University 

The Tennessee State University Faculty Senate is a representative governing body elected by the Faculty. The Senate enables effective participation of the Faculty in the governance and development of the University, and it serves as a path of communication between the University's various constituencies. The Senate initiates, formulates, discusses and recommends academic and other related policies that affect more than one unit of the University. The Senate also issues reports to the President of the University, and, through him or her, to the Board of Trustees.

The Faculty Senate meets on a monthly basis during the academic year. Details below.

         If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Fredrick Douglass



The Next Faculty Senate Meeting

Thursday, April 21, 2022

2:40 PM - 4:30 PM

(Central Time)

Virtual Meeting via Zoom  - See Agenda for login information. 





Greetings from the Chair of Faculty Senate

Dr. Kimberly L. Triplett


On behalf of the Faculty Senate of the Tennessee State University, I welcome you.

The Faculty Senate exists to offer an important forum that assembles the collective voice of the faculty. That voice is a critical component in an environment of shared governance.

It is the goal of the Faculty Senate to bring a thoughtful perspective to the general welfare of the institution, and collectively share our advice throughout the overall decision-making process of the University.

Faculty Senate stands firm on its commitment to protect academic freedom, advance faculty welfare, and provide the best curricular experience to students of the University.

Through its various standing committees, the Faculty Senate seeks to advocate for prudent fiscal practices, implement steps to meet various compliance mandates, champion faculty work-life balance, create an environment of academic excellence, protect academic integrity, and foster transparent dialogues that affect the name and sustainability of the institution. 

These are challenging times for the University due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Across the University, I know that we are facing many uncertainties as we begin to step into a different world then once before, but it is my hope as we come together as a collective body, the faculty and administrative leaders will begin to make progress and move the University forward for our students.

Please feel free to contact me, if you have any questions and/or concerns. Also, feel free to reach out to the Faculty Senators. We are eager to listen, willing to help, ready to serve, and we stand firm in our collective commitment to be the champions of faculty causes.


Best Regards,

Kimberly L. Triplett

TSU Chair of the Faculty Senate, 2020-2022

Associate Professor

Tennessee State University