MUSC The Catalyst
MUSC arial view


MUSCMedical LinksCharleston LinksArchivesCatalyst AdvertisersSeminars and EventsResearch StudiesPublic RelationsResearch GrantsCatalyst PDF FileMUSC home pageCommunity HappeningsCampus NewsApplause

MUSCMedical LinksCharleston LinksArchivesCatalyst AdvertisersSeminars and EventsResearch StudiesPublic RelationsResearch GrantsMUSC home pageCommunity HappeningsCampus NewsApplause


2009 faculty senate election process begins Aug. 24

by Joan Cunningham, PhD (COM-Basic Sciences) and Paul Jacques, DHSc, PA-C (CHP)
Faculty Senate Governance Committee Co-chairs
Online faculty senate nominations begin Aug. 24. This is your opportunity to nominate faculty from your college to represent your views, and participate in the governance of MUSC.
Nominations will be held beginning Aug. 24 through noon, Sept. 4. Elections will be held Sept. 9 through 18.
Newly elected senators and alternates will be notified on Sept. 21, and take their seats on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
All faculty holding full-time primary appointments at MUSC with the rank of Instructor or above are eligible to serve as Faculty Senators.  This includes faculty with modifiers “research” or “clinical.” A tenure-track position is not required.
Senators are elected to a two-year term, and alternates to a one-year term.  Senators may serve three consecutive terms.
For more information, see or contact your current senators (listed on this Web site) for more information. Guidelines for senators/alternates are in the bylaws and may be found online.

Positions available

Electoral Unit                 Senators        Alternates
Dental Med                         2                  2     
Health Professions               3                  2     
Med—Basic Sciences*       3                  2     
Med—Clinical                    11                14   
Nursing                               2                  2     
Pharmacy                            2                  2     
Library Sci. & Informatics    2                  2     

Total                                  25                26   
* Basic Sciences includes the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. For a list of current senators, visit


Friday, Aug. 21, 2009

The Catalyst Online is published weekly by the MUSC Office of Public Relations for the faculty, employees and students of the Medical University of South Carolina. The Catalyst Online editor, Kim Draughn, can be reached at 792-4107 or by email, Editorial copy can be submitted to The Catalyst Online and to The Catalyst in print by fax, 792-6723, or by email to To place an ad in The Catalyst hardcopy, call Island Publications at 849-1778, ext. 201.