Faculty exercise their right to govern themselves in accordance with American Association of University Professors (AAUP) guidelines. The governance structure is composed of a Faculty Executive Committee, a Baccalaureate Executive Committee, a Master’s Executive Committee, Doctoral Executive Committee and standing faculty committees.
- The program admissions committees are subcommittees of the executive committees.
- Each executive committee is chaired by a faculty member elected by the faculty teaching in the respective program, with the Faculty Chair elected by the entire faculty.
- In addition to chairing the Faculty Executive Committee, the Faculty Chair represents the faculty in various administrative groups, chairs the meetings of the faculty and the Faculty Salary Review Committee.
- Standing committees handle regular or recurring faculty responsibilities and issues requiring consideration, assessment, evaluation, negotiation and communication for effective conduct of the affairs of the School.
- Ad hoc committees are created as needed by the Faculty Chair or the Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctoral Executive Committees with specific charges, qualifications for members, and specific terms of existence.
- The term of office for all faculty committees is 2 years, with approximately 50% of the committee positions filled each year.
Also see the University’s Faculty Governance website