Faculty Governance

Faculty governance is a joint effort among several parties: faculty, academic staff, and administrators.

Faculty members in higher education have primary responsibility to:

  1. Determine the curriculum, subject matter, methods of instruction, and other academic standards and processes.
  2. Establish the requirements for earning degrees and certificates, and authorize the administration and governing board to grant same.
  3. Exercise, where the faculty deems it appropriate, primary responsibility for determining the status of colleagues, especially appointment, reappointment, and tenure.
  4. Establish procedures for awarding promotions, sabbaticals, research support, and other rewards or perquisites.