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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, including handbook language changes;
  • 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 modification, 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 the modification, addition or deletion of any department or program 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; 
  • Advise the Vice President for Academic Affairs on campus climate matters;
  • Recommend procedures for the administration and collection of student evaluations of instruction.
  • Coordinate with the Vice President of Academic Affairs to assure that handbook language changes approved by the faculty are placed on the agenda of the Board of Trustees meetings (when appropriate) and updates to the handbook are completed when approved by the Board of Trustees. 
  • Conduct an annual review to ensure that all handbook language changes approved by the faculty and Board of Trustees that academic year are included in the handbook.