Faculty Affairs Committee


Specific areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, policies and recommendations related to the following:

  • Policies for appointment, promotion, and tenure;
  • Policies for off-campus assignments and leaves of absence;
  • Policy for discharge for cause;
  • Evaluation of administrators;
  • Procedures for faculty performance assessment;
  • Workshops on promotion and tenure;
  • Policy on consulting;
  • New faculty orientation.


  • Promote consistent and transparent faculty appointments, evaluation, and advancement practices across all colleges.
  • Advocate for faculty support and incentives to encourage faculty retention.
  • Promote transparent and equitable workload expectations and requirements for all Faculty across all colleges.
  • Continue upward evaluation of administrators on a regular basis.
  • Promote the optimal balance between campus security and access.
  • Regularly review and recommend revisions of the Faculty Handbook and Evaluation Manual to the Faculty Senate.

Members of Committee

Richard Smith (Chair) College of Medicine - Clinical
Amado Freire  College of Medicine - Clinical
Alexander Matthew College of Medicine - Clinical
Regan F. Williams College of Medicine - Clinical
Jeffery Towbin College of Medicine - Clinical
Terry Cooper College of Medicine - Basic
Rod Hori College of Medicine - Basic
George Cook College of Medicine - Basic
Penny Head College of Health Professions
Hallie Bensinger College of Nursing
Nawajes Mandal College of Medicine - Clinical
Ryan Yates College of Pharmacy
Ashanti Braxton College of Dentistry

Contact Us

Faculty Senate President
Terrance G. Cooper, Ph.D.
Harriet S. Van Vleet Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology & Biochemistry
858 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 3863
Email: tcooper@uthsc.edu
Phone: Office (901) 448-6179
Phone: Lab    (901) 448-2882


Faculty Senate President Office
62 South Dunlap Rm 212
Memphis, TN  38163
Phone: 901-448-8323