January 22, 2002
From the beginning, the faculty at Austin Peay sought to be a part of the decision-making process at the school. As the faculty grew, the need for a representative group became evident. What organization was formed, and what did it become?
Answer: The Faculty Council was organized in 1941 to "study problems which concern the faculty and to constitute a representative body able to speak for the teaching staff." In 1975, the organization became the Faculty Senate, an organization that continues.