VII.10. Faculty Representation

In addition to its involvement in policymaking at the department level, the faculty has representation at all policy-making levels external to the department. These include the following:

  • College Council representative. Each department or school elects one representative to the College Council. The College Council is the body of representatives through which the faculty exercises its rights and responsibilities in the process of shared governance and peer review. With the dean in a separate role, the College Council serves as the personnel committee in the dual track personnel process at the college level. It is also charged with advising the dean in matters related to the mission of the college, selecting and evaluating the dean, and reviewing and approving departmental bylaws and personnel procedures, such as tenure and promotion criteria. For more information, see the appropriate college bylaws.
  • Faculty Senate representative. The Faculty Senate is the representative body of the faculty. Each department or school elects one (or more) representative to the Faculty Senate.
  • University Council representative. Each college elects one (or more) representative to serve on the University Council, according to the Constitution and Bylaws, Article 2; each department within the college may nominate a candidate to stand for election. The responsibilities of the University Council are detailed in the Constitution and Bylaws, Article 1. In addition, seven members of the University Council are appointed by the Faculty Senate to serve on the University Council Personnel Committee, along with one member from each college council.