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Faculty Governance

Faculty governance operates under the Charter and By-Laws of the University.  These documents delineate the roles and relationships between the faculty, the university President and the Board of Trustees.

Additionally, the faculty operate under the Academic Handbook.  The current official version, without active links, is available as a .pdf file here: Academic Handbook.  For linkable access, the online version of the Handbook is available here. The online version may, from time to time, be slightly out of date.  

All faculty members are encouraged to attend the Faculty Meetings which are usually scheduled for the first Monday of the month (except for September and April, when the first Monday is the first day after spring break). For more details please check the schedule below. If you would like more information about a group's meetings please check the minutes for the corresponding group.

Faculty MeetingS 2019-2020 Schedule

MonthRegular BUSINESS MeetingDEpartment Chairs and Program DirectorsOPEN Faculty Meeting to DISCUSS Issues
September 9 12 26
October 7 10 24
November 4 7 21
December 2 5 None
February 3 6 27
March 2 5 19
April 6 9 23
May 4 7 None

Frequently Asked Questions about Faculty Meetings
Some Motions Commonly Used at Faculty Meetings
Guidelines for Giving Reports and Making Announcements at Faculty Meetings