The Faculty Governance Committee

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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), Dean of the Faculty.

Duties – In relation to the Faculty as a whole:

  • Oversee the implementation of faculty actions;
  • Coordinate the process for faculty consideration and input when broad consultation is requested by the Dean of the Faculty 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 Dean of the Faculty:

  • Advise the Dean of the Faculty on any major change in academic direction or program;
  • Advise the Dean of the Faculty on the addition or deletion of any department of instruction;
  • Advise the Dean of the Faculty on the overall academic budget;
  • Advise the Dean of the Faculty 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.