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Records of the Faculty Senate

Identifier: RU 18

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The records of the Faculty Senate consist of Senate committee files, meeting minutes, and subject files. The committee files are arranged alphabetically and include materials such as correspondence, reports, and notes from the Senate’s various committees. The minutes of Senate meetings are arranged chronologically. In addition to the actual minutes of meetings, this sub-series includes notes, handouts, and committee reports covered in general Senate meetings. The subject files are arranged alphabetically and include notes and other materials related to specific issues of concern to the University and the Senate. The committee and subject files have been cross-referenced with files covering similar materials.


  • Creation: 1968-2000


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

The Faculty Senate of TCU was founded in 1968. According to the constitution, the Faculty Senate may discuss and express views on any matter affecting the University, including educational policies, curricula, degree requirements, questions of academic freedom, studentfaculty relations, and faculty-administration relations. The Senate may also propose nominees for honorary degrees.


8.50 Linear feet

Language of Materials



The records consist of committee files, meeting minutes, and subject files documenting the activities and interests of the Faculty Senate.


Arranged in three series with one addition: I. Committee Files, 1968-2000; II. Minutes, 1968-2000; III. Subject Files, 1967-2000; IV. Accession 2012-A-001, 1998-2003.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Faculty Senate, April 2008 and July 2012.

Related Materials

See Faculty Senate vertical files for additional materials

Genre / Form

Guide to the Records of the Faculty Senate
Compiled by Jensen Branscombe
March 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
(817) 257-4566
(817) 257-7282 (Fax)