REPORT OF THE ACADEMIC COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEE

ON THE ROLE OF FACULTY IN SHARED GOVERNANCE

(November 8, 1999)



I.    Subcommittee Membership

II.   Charge to the Subcommittee

III.  Subcommittee Procedures

Meetings with Academic Departments
Review of Documents
Participation in External Workshops
Meetings with Administrative and Academic Support Faculty
Faculty Handbook Materials from Other Colleges
IV.   Definitions of Faculty and Shared Governance
Definition of "Faculty"
Categories of Faculty Status
Criteria for Appointments to Faculty Rank


V.   Statement of Principles

VI.  Responses to the Subcommittee’s Charge

Academic Council
Faculty Meeting
Curriculum Committee and Curricular Planning
Relationship to the Board of Trustees
Relationship to the President
Budget Committee
Research and Development
Professional Status, Promotion, and Tenure Committee
Other Committees
Concluding Remarks
Status of Academic Support Faculty
VII. Appendices
Appendix 1: Faculty with Essentially Administrative and Academic Support Functions, 1999-2000 Catalog

Appendix 2: Elon College Board of Trustees



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