Tracy Hammond was recently elected as the Speaker-Elect of the Faculty Senate
Dr. Tracy Hammond, Director of IEEI and professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, at Texas A&M University was elected as the Speaker-Elect of the Faculty Senate for 2022-2023.
Dr. Hammond will be the Speaker-Elect for the next academic year, 2022-2023. Her responsibilities as Speaker of the Faculty Senate during 2023-2024 will include setting the agenda and presiding over senate meetings, senate executive committee meetings, assigning committees, having regular discussions with upper-level administrators at Texas A&M University and other universities, and determining how to improve the university in general.
The Faculty Senate was founded in 1983 by Dr. John J. McDermott, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, and is the voice of the Faculty at Texas A&M University. It is the only body representing the interests of the entire faculty of TAMU, including the Health Sciences Center, the School of Law, and the Galveston and Qatar campuses.
The operation of the Senate is overseen by a twelve-member Executive Committee, including three officers (Speaker, Speaker-Elect, and Secretary).
As stated in its Constitution, the Faculty Senate’s mission is to foster a community of mutual respect and cooperation, facilitate faculty participation in university governance, broaden communication about university concerns, and help guide university programs.
The Senate is also one of the university’s primary governing bodies, responsible for reviewing all policies related to curricula and instruction, admission, scholarships, and faculty hiring.