UFC Chair (2013-2014)
Dear UT Faculty,
Welcome to the University Faculty Council website. This council is the voice of the faculty from UT campuses across the state of Tennessee. We will advocate for you on all matters of concern to the UT System Administration and Board of Trustees.
Since its formation in 2007, this body has been instrumental in pushing for change and leading many critical discussions. Most recently, we have advocated for a review of library access for all campuses, participated in the strategic planning task forces, encouraged greater expedience with faculty handbook revisions which include access to the Office of the General Counsel, and opened lines of communication between campuses.
We believe that faculty need to be involved in shared governance and provided with some protections when acting in this capacity. We have pushed for more transparency across the campuses on budgetary concerns, promotional raises, merit, and academic spending.
Please contact me, or one of your council representatives, if you have a concern or question regarding our work on behalf of the faculty. Working with the System Administration, we hope to advance the mission of higher education in Tennessee.
UPDATED: August 14, 2013
Deborah McAllister, UFC Chair