Faculty governance is a joint effort among several parties: faculty, academic staff, and administrators.
Faculty members in higher education have primary responsibility to:
- Determine the curriculum, subject matter, methods of instruction, and other academic standards and processes.
- Establish the requirements for earning degrees and certificates, and authorize the administration and governing board to grant same.
- Exercise, where the faculty deems it appropriate, primary responsibility for determining the status of colleagues, especially appointment, reappointment, and tenure.
- Establish procedures for awarding promotions, sabbaticals, research support, and other rewards or perquisites.