ACD 203–01: Faculty and Academic Professional Governance—Responsibilities
To describe faculty, postdoctoral scholar, and academic professional responsibilities in governance
Office of the Provost of the University
Faculty have a duty to share the responsibilities and obligations of governance and administration of the university as provided for by the Board of Regents in the Conditions of Faculty Service and other policy statements. These responsibilities include making recommendations regarding:
In particular, the faculty recommends the requirements for the degrees offered, advises when the requirements have been met, and recommends that the president and the board grant the degrees thus achieved.
Recommending faculty status and related matters is a responsibility of faculty in each academic unit: these recommendations include appointments, reappointments, decisions not to reappoint, promotions, granting of tenure, and dismissal. The responsibility of the faculty in such matters is based on the fact that its judgment is central to general educational policy. Furthermore, scholars in a particular field or activity have the chief competence for judging the work of their colleagues; in such competence it is implicit that responsibility exists to make both adverse and favorable recommendations.
Recommendations in these matters should originate with the appropriate faculty through established procedures and be reviewed by the president with the concurrence of the Board of Regents (as appropriate)
Academic professionals may be expected to share the responsibilities and obligations of academic governance and administration of the university. These responsibilities include making recommendations concerning:
Academic professionals may also make recommendations concerning:
These recommendations include reappointments, promotions, granting of continuing appointments, and dismissal. Responsibility in such matters shall be assumed when librarians and researchers in a particular field or activity have the chief competence for judging the work of their colleagues; in such competence it is implicit that responsibility exists to make both adverse and favorable recommendations
Academic units with five or more academic professionals may have a standing committee on professional status, composed of academic professionals, to advise the head, director, chair, or other administrative authority on personnel policies, procedures, and actions affecting academic professionals in those units.