Dear LSUHSC Faculty and Visitors:
Welcome to the LSUHSC Faculty Senate website. The Faculty Senate is an elected body representing the faculty in the six schools of LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans (Allied Health, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health). The body is comprised of a total of 31 senators elected from the school’s Faculty Assemblies.
A major purpose of the Faculty Senate is to serve as a representative voice of the faculty of LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. The Faculty Senate meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month. Invited guests and general faculty members may attend any regular meeting. Faculty members are encouraged to actively participate in the Faculty Senate process by raising issues of interest with an appropriate senate delegate or in person.
Faculty are encouraged to visit the new Current Issues section of the Facutly Senate website to learn more about the concerns that will be impacting our campus.
Recent years have yielded change, challenge, and periods of uncertainty for our campus with significant impact on many of the faculty members. The Faculty Senate has worked to understand these changes, meet the challenges, and voice the faculty concerns to our Chancellor and administration. We recognize that there are concomitant opportunities for excellence and growth in the years to come and hope to fully take advantage of these, as well.
This academic year we will strive to make the Faculty Senate more visible, tangible, and effective in dealing with the issues that will continue to face our institution as we move forward. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this website, review the work of the Faculty Senate, and involve yourself in ways that help us meet the mission of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.
Costa Dimitriades, MD
President, Faculty Senate 2013-2014
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
LSU Health Sciences Center
Faculty Senate Agendas are set only a few days before each meeting, so that they will be as up-to-date as possible. For further information or get an item on the agenda contact the FS Secretary.
Agenda April 2014 (pdf)
If a Senator is unable to attend a meeting, a proxy should be designated. Please fill out the proxy form and submit to the Senate Secretary. Please refer to the Bylaws for complete rules (Article 1, Section 4, Line 160).