The Texas Council of Faculty Senates is a federation of faculty senates, councils and assemblies at Texas public senior colleges and universities. An independent organization, the Council meets twice annually in Austin to share faculty governance experiences and problems and to exchange ideas on higher education with members, agents of state government, and others. All faculty governance organizations at state senior colleges and universities are members of the Texas Council of Faculty Senates.
The Council's purposes include:
- maintaining communication and coordinating among faculty governance organizations from different institutions;
- assisting faculty governance organizations in the discharge of their responsibilities; and
- representing faculty governance organizations, primarily in matters of professional standards and academic responsibility, to government and other bodies.