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The purpose of the General Faculty organization is to provide an instrumentality to assure that the collective knowledge, experience, and judgment possessed by the members shall be as fully utilized as possible in providing students with educational opportunity, in developing university policies and procedures, and in fostering a spirit of unity and cooperation among its members. Membership in the General Faculty is defined in the “Constitution of the General Faculty of HSU” (HSU Faculty Handbook, Appendix E). Membership consists of: full-time members of the university faculty who hold academic rank of instructor or above in an instructional unit, full-time librarians, full-time coaches, full-time counselors; lecturers, librarians, coaches, and counselors holding at least a one-year appointment with a time base averaging at least .40 of full-time; FERP faculty; and professors emeriti.

Through the Academic Senate, the function of the General Faculty is to formulate and recommend, to the University President, policies for the University affecting matters of common concern to the General Faculty; to implement authority assigned to it by the University President; to assist in the selection of future presidents of the university and future administrators of high rank; and to act for the faculty in other matters within its jurisdiction. The “Bylaws and Rules of Procedure of the Academic Senate of HSU” are found in Appendix F of the HSU Faculty Handbook.

General Faculty Association Officers – 2010/2011

General Faculty Dues: The source of funds for the General Faculty treasury is a voluntary annual dues payment of $20.00 for full-time faculty, $10.00 for Emeritus and FERP faculty in residence, and $5.00 for Lecturers. The General Faculty reserve fund covers expenses associated with faculty social events and recognition of collegial events (retirements, illnesses, bereavement, etc.). The General Faculty treasury needs to be replenished every year and the General Faculty officers encourage faculty to pay their 2010/2011 dues as soon as possible.

Please send your dues payment to Diane Johnson, Mathematics (a.k.a. General Faculty Treasurer). Make checks payable to: HSU General Faculty

General Faculty Elections


Communications from the General Faculty Presidents


On May 12, 2009, 4-6 pm, in Goodwin Forum, an Emergency Meeting of the HSU General Faculty was held. After a quorum was met (1/3 of the members of the General Faculty) a vote of no confidence in President Richmond was taken and passed (128 Yes votes, 4 No votes, and 2 Abstentions). For more information on the no confidence vote, see the General Faculty President’s web page.

If you have comments or questions about this web site, please contact: Academic Senate Office

Last Updated: August 24, 2010

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