Faculty Governance

Through a process referred to as "shared governance” – a tradition in academia with roots dating back to medieval times – the university faculty play a significant role in the institution's growth and development.  The degree programs and curricula offered by the university are designed and vetted by the faculty.  In consult with university administrators, the faculty also develop policies and procedures related to graduation requirements, faculty personnel matters, student grievances, periodic assessment of degree programs, the handling of intellectual property, and myriad other aspects of university stewardship.  The Academic Senate is the primary vehicle for faculty engagement in these activities.

Governing Documents