Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
FAX (270) 809-6153
Collection Title: University Governance Documents
Series Number: RG022-11-34
Department: Faculty Senate
Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on June 21, 2011
Date Listed: June 21, 2011
Date Span: 1992-2009
Size of Collection: 0.5 linear feet
Number of Boxes: 1 legal size document cases
Type of Material: Records and memos
Condition of Material: Good
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement
Historical Information: The Faculty Senate of Murray State University was formally established on November 14, 1974 after the ratification of the organization’s constitution. The origins of the Faculty Senate began in the summer of 1974 with the founding of Murray State University Faculty Organization. The Faculty Organization was an informal group which sought to empower the faculty in the governance of the university. On October 9, 1974, an ad hoc committee was formed to “study model structures for faculty senates”. By the end of October, the committee developed a constitution and by-laws. On the 11th and 12th of November, a vote of the faculty ratified the proposed constitution and elections for delegates was held on December 11, 1974. The Faculty Senate has served as an essential part of the University’s governance since the spring of 1975.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of university governance documents developed by the Faculty Senate and the Board of Regents of Murray State University from 1992 to 2009. The documents define the “formulation and/or review policies regarding the educational functions of the University."
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Murray State University. Faculty Senate.
Murray State University. Board of Regents.
Murray State University – History.
Murray State University – Administration.