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IV. Faculty Role in Governance

IV.A. College Governance

IV.A.1. Curriculum IV.A.2. Budget and Planning
IV.A.3. Personnel

Each college of the university shall determine the specific structure and membership of its governance bodies. The college faculty, college dean and the provost must approve this structure. The governance structure shall include elected faculty representatives from each academic unit of the college. The governance bodies will have the function of advising the dean and making recommendations to the dean and other appropriate bodies on matters of curriculum, budget and planning, and personnel. For academic units or schools which do not exist within a college, the academic unit or school shall determine the specific structure and membership of its governance bodies, and these shall be approved by the faculty, the head of the unit and the provost.

IV.A.1. Curriculum

The responsibilities of college governance bodies in the area of curriculum include:

  • Overseeing curricular matters including the approval/deletion/revision of programs and courses within the college; and
  • Communicating information, recommendations and decisions to the faculty of the college.

IV.A.2. Budget and Planning

In the areas of budget and planning, the responsibilities of college governance bodies include:

  • Advising the dean on matters relating to college organization, budget, facilities and planning;
  • Reviewing enrollment trends and budget allocations; advising the dean on the general oversight, direction and priorities of the college;
  • Offering recommendations affecting the university beyond the college level;
  • Passing any recommendations on to the appropriate university or Faculty Senate committee; and
  • Communicating information, recommendations and decisions to the faculty of the college.

IV.A.3. Personnel

The responsibilities of college governance bodies in the area of personnel include:

  • Advising the dean on personnel matters at the college level;
  • Reviewing allocation and type of faculty and administrative positions;
  • Reviewing annual evaluation procedures for consistency among academic units;
  • Establishing procedures and participating in evaluation of AUHs (For details, see Academic Affairs Policy #2, Academic Unit Heads);
  • Serving as an appeal body for faculty grievances as specified in Faculty Handbook, Section III.L.;
  • Promoting communication within the college; and
  • Serving as a hearing body on faculty misconduct.