Faculty Senate

About the Faculty Senate

TCC is the college of choice for academic and career programs providing innovative teaching and learning experiences that facilitate student success and completion. The faculty of TCC play a vital role in the success of the College. Guided by the principles of participatory democracy, the aim of the TCC Faculty Senate is to represent and engage the voice of the faculty in academic matters as part of the shared governance of the College.

In particular, the purpose of the Faculty Senate is to:

  • promote communication between the faculty and other groups on campus,
  • provide a collaborative forum for discussing and making recommendations on academic matters, such as instruction, curriculum, academic programs and policies, faculty professional development and advising, as well as student success inside and outside of the classroom, 
  • maintain high academic standards, promoting excellence in teaching, learning, curriculum, advising, and service,
  • serve as an advisory body within the organizational structure of the College to further the mission of Tallahassee Community College.

Senate Meetings

Schedule, agenda & minutes

The Senate shall meet in regular and special sessions as follows.  In regular session in September and January for the fall and spring semester meetings, respectively, provided that each meeting be held within the first four weeks of classes of each semester; in November and April prior to the end of the regular faculty contract period.  The meeting schedule, agenda, and minutes will be posted here.


Schedule Agenda Minutes 


Officers of the Senate

The Faculty Senate Chair and Chair-elect serve as the officers of the senate, representing the voice of the faculty in academic matters.  The input from the faculty is collected through formal and informal channels including regularly held senate meetings and through division representation on the Faculty Senate steering committee 


Julie Baroody
Professor of Fine and Applied Arts
Communications and Humanities
(850) 201-8713

Start of the two-year term: July 2021


(Vacant Position)

Meetings with the Provost

Schedule & minutes

The Chair and Chair-elect meet with the Provost monthly during the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year or more as needed.  The meeting schedule and minutes will be posted here.


Schedule Minutes 


Steering Committee

The members of the Steering Committee act as representatives of faculty from their respective divisions and shall communicate the actions and decisions of the Committee to division faculty via email or using other means. The steering committee consists of the Chair, Chair-elect, and immediate past chair (Brian Kupfer, BSSE), as well as members from each of the following divisions of the College.  

Communications and Humanities (CH)

Jen Robinson
Professor of Art History
President, UFF-TCC
(850) 201-8365

Donya Samara
Assistant Professor of English
(850) 201-8054

Transitional Studies (TS)

Susan Wessner
Professor of Developmental Mathematics
(850) 201-8230

Science and Mathematics (SM)

Rex Abert
Professor of Mathematics
(850) 201-8120

Jorge Monreal
Assistant Professor of Physics
(850) 201-9640

Behavioral, Social Sciences, and Education (BSSE)

Ted Duggan
Professor of Political Science
(850) 201-8147

Thurla Moore
Professor of Psychology
(850) 201-8154

Business, Industry, and Technology (BIT)

Sue Bickford
Professor of Computer Programming
(850) 201-8277

Lisa Kellison
Associate Professor of Business
(850) 201-8273

Health Care Professions (HCP)

John Elam
Assistant Professor of Respiratory Therapy
(850) 558-4553

(Vacant Position)

Library (LIB)

Kelli Herm
Librarian Faculty
(850) 201-6513


Daniella Cross-Wilkins
Social Sciences Adjunct
(850) 201-8932

Steering Committee Meetings

Schedule & minutes

The Steering Committee meets monthly during the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year and in special sessions as required.  The Steering Committee shall distribute the minutes of all Steering Committee meetings to the Senate membership. The meeting schedule and minutes will be posted here.


Schedule Minutes