Faculty hold a substantive role in decision-making in several identified areas in the life of the College including the curriculum, faculty professional development, and criteria for tenure and promotion.
The Faculty Senate, as the elected representative body of the Faculty, has legislative responsibility for the curriculum, faculty professional development, and criteria for tenure and promotion as well as policies and procedures related to student academic standards and standing.
The Faculty Senate is comprised of sixteen full-time faculty members elected by the faculty: Two from business, two from the sciences, four from the liberal arts, and eight at-large.
The Council of Academic Chairs consists of all Academic Department Chairs. Department Chairs are responsible for the management of their respective departments and report directly to the Associate Provost for Academic Assessment and Faculty Development.