The Faculty Council shall consist of five tenured members of the faculty elected
by the faculty. Its membership shall include at least one representative from each
division. The members of the Council shall be elected for staggered terms of three
years and shall not be eligible for re-election for a period of three years. Faculty
members elected to Faculty Council for a three-year term shall have agreed, to
the extent that it is practical, to serve all three years of the terms for which
they are elected. Each elected member who serves a full three-year term on Faculty
Council shall receive one semester of credit toward the total number of teaching
semesters required for eligibility for the next sabbatical. Faculty members elected
to substitute for elected members on leave shall be eligible for election to a
full term after a period equal to their time of substitute service has elapsed.
member of Faculty Council shall serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of the
Committee on Academic Priorities and another member of Faculty Council shall serve
as an ex-officio nonvoting member of the Committee on Faculty Compensation and
Development. Two other members of Faculty Council shall serve as full members of
the Committee on Mission and Priorities. Members of the Faculty Council shall report
to the Council on such activities of such committees as are relevant to the work
of the Council. A representative of the Committee on Tenure and Promotion shall
be assigned to report relevant activities to the Council. All members of Faculty
Council shall serve on the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation.
- The Faculty
Council shall set its own agenda and choose its own Chair, and shall report to
the faculty at its regular monthly meetings. These reports shall include information
of the deliberations of the Committee on Mission and Priorities, as appropriate.
The Faculty Council shall meet regularly, and it shall meet jointly with the President
and/or Provost and Dean of the Faculty to share information and discuss plans and
priorities for the College. The Council may invite to meetings with the President
and/or Provost members of relevant committees should it regard the presence of
such members as necessary to the business being discussed.
- The Faculty Council shall
be the regular means of direct communication between the faculty and the Board
of Trustees on all matters except questions of tenure and promotion. The Council
may invite to meetings with the Board of Trustees members of relevant committees
should it regard the presence of such members as necessary to the issues being
discussed. The Faculty Council shall be responsible for any review of and recommendations
concerning the governance of the College. The Faculty Council shall advise administrative
officers on all faculty appointments to extra-curricular duties (e.g., standing
appointed committees, task forces, ad hoc committees, and individual appointments
to administrative offices).
- The Faculty Council shall take an overall institutional
view for planning, communicating with the Board of Trustees, and for reviewing
and integrating the policy decisions of faculty committees and administrative offices.
It shall confer with administrative officers on all matters pertaining to budget,
financial aid, governance, general welfare of the College, and general faculty
personnel issues. The Faculty Council shall serve as a forum for faculty ideas
and concerns. Individual members of the faculty may propose topics for the consideration
of this committee.
- The Faculty Council shall have the power to review administrative
practice, particularly in areas where faculty members do not participate directly.
The Faculty Council shall oversee faculty nomination and election procedures.
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