For Faculty Faculty Senate Hire Information

For new faculty, the new hire website provides step-by-step instructions on how to access most of the information necessary to begin your career at KSU, including how to:

  • obtain KSU # and Net ID
  • access services on campus
  • meet HR requirements for employment
  • locate campus facilities
  • obtain KSU ID card
  • obtain parking decal
  • obtain keys
  • make the most of KSU resources, policies, and services
  • activate accounts

The faculty handbook provides policies and procedures governing the faculty of Kennesaw State University. Some topics included in the faculty handbook are the institutional purpose and organizational structure, governance systems, instructional responsibilities, review and evaluation of faculty (including tenure and promotion), and personnel and fiscal policies.

Proposed changes related to faculty senate business should follow the following review and approval process.

University Governance

The president, provost, and other administrative officers of KSU engage the major constituencies of the university community through a prescribed structure and process of shared governance for the institution’s operations. That structure includes a University Council, four Senates, and a number of university standing committees. The faculty senate, staff senate, administrators’ senate, and student government senate review and respond to important issues and conditions affecting them through their elected Senators. Each Senate’s president and vice president serve on the University Council with four of KSU’s academic and administrative officers to coordinate and facilitate the entire governance process.

The primary functions of the KSU Faculty Senate are to facilitate faculty participation in the establishment of university policies for the benefit and welfare of the institution, to inquire into any matters that have implications for the academic development and functioning of KSU and to make recommendations concerning such matters, and to be a channel of communications between and among the KSU faculty and the KSU President, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the other senate bodies.

For your information, view the college and department faculty governance councils for 2013-14.

The American Council on Education's Statement of Academic Rights and Responsibilities outlines the principle concepts at the foundation of the academic community.

Faculty Development

KSU offers all levels of personnel many opportunities for professional, personal, and leadership development. A list of the organizations that provide these services can be found at the training and development website

Faculty Positions

Academic Affairs oversees all faculty positions.  A growing and progressive university in Georgia's public system of higher education, Kennesw State University invites applications to these job openings.