The Faculty Governance Committee

Membership. Five tenured faculty members (one elected by each of the four curriculum divisions, one elected at large, 3-year terms); ex officio: Presiding Officer of the Faculty (non-voting except in case of a tie), Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Duties – In relation to the Faculty as a whole:

  • Oversee the implementation of faculty actions;
  • Provide general oversight of all standing committees of the faculty;
  • Coordinate the process for faculty consideration and input when broad consultation is requested by the Vice President for Academic Affairs or the President;
  • Recommend procedures for administration and collection of student evaluations of instruction;
  • Make recommendations to the Faculty concerning the establishment or elimination of standing committees;
  • Supervise agenda for faculty meetings, procedures in faculty meetings, and the calling of special faculty meetings;

Duties – In relation to the Office of Academic Affairs​:

  • Advise the Vice President for Academic Affairs on any major change in academic direction or program;
  • Advise the Vice President for Academic Affairs on diversity and campus climate matters;
  • Advise the Vice President for Academic Affairs on the addition or deletion of any department of instruction;
  • Advise the Vice President for Academic Affairs on the overall academic budget;
  • Advise the Vice President for Academic Affairs on the assignment, reassignment, addition and deletion of faculty positions;
  • Recommend procedures for the administration and collection of student evaluations of instruction.

Expected Involvement. Meetings are scheduled at least biweekly during the academic year.