Texas State's Faculty Senate met with senate liaisons to discuss concerns over the fall 2021 semester and student attendance in its Feb. 24 meeting.
After the university’s decision to implement the return of face-to-face classeswhile simultaneously encouraging faculty to utilize remote instruction, Faculty Senate members expressed feelings of uneasiness over the university's attendance policy at their Feb. 10 meeting.
Texas State's Faculty Senate expressed concerns to university administrators about the return to in-person curriculum, in its Feb. 3 meeting.
Texas State Faculty Senate spoke about the return to in-person classes, increasing mental health resources for students and providing more information on vaccines at its Jan. 27 meeting.
Texas State's Faculty Senate received a debriefing over a COVID-19 vaccine workgroup meeting, listened to a proposal concerning an autumn break from members of the Student Government and heard a presentation over the functions of Institutional Inclusive Excellence at its regular Nov. 18 meeting.
Texas State's Faculty Senate members voiced concerns with the university’s decision to hold an in-person socially-distanced commencement and the announcement that some staff members would be required to attend.
Faculty Senate liaisons expressed discomfort with a potential return to in-person classes in the fall 2021 semester and the addition of an outside observer to Personnel Committee meetings in the senate's Oct. 21 meeting.
Texas State's Faculty Senate received an update from the "Institutional Inclusive Excellence" team, which seeks to hire a non-profit organization for consultation as the group works to promote equity and demonstrate cross-cultural awareness across Texas State campuses.
Texas State's Faculty Senate challenged the possible cancellation of spring break for the spring 2021 semester and the logistics of in-person December commencement ceremonies during its Oct. 7 meeting.
Texas State Faculty Senate members gave recommendations for outlining the role and governance responsibility for the Personnel Committee in its Sept. 30 meeting.
Texas State Faculty Senate members criticized the university’s COVID-19 tracing and testing measures in a regular Sept. 23 meeting. Senate Chair Janet Bezner relayed information from a Council of Academic Deans meeting to the Faculty Senate regarding how Bobcat Trace decides to contact facul…
Texas State’s Faculty Senate reported concerns from non-tenured faculty who feel reluctant to speak out against the university due to job security fears and criticized an unbalanced dynamic between staff and department chairs. Faculty Senate, in its Sept. 9 meeting, also discussed its focus …
Talking to university officials, Texas State’s Faculty Senate questioned the effectiveness of the university’s COVID-19 case reporting and plans for random testing, in its Sept. 2 meeting. The senate also discussed the campus COVID-19 dashboard, changes to testing, plans for the spring 2021 …
May 8, the last Faculty Senate meeting of the semester, the senate discussed and voted for the 61st Faculty Senate. The newly elected officers include the new Chairman Janet Bezner of health professions, Vice Chair Natalie Ceballos of liberal arts and Secretary David Nolan of fine arts and c…