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5.000 Responsibilities of Faculty

5.100 Procedures for Faculty Appointment

5.110 Employment Procedures

5.120 Faculty Minimum Qualifications

5.130 Professional Growth and Development

5.140 Faculty Status

5.150 Continuing One-half Time Faculty

5.200 Academic Freedom

5.300 Faculty Organizations

5.310 Faculty Committee Assignments

5.320 Division Chairperson

5.400 Evaluation of Full-time Faculty

5.500 Divisional Meetings

5.600 Mini-Courses, Interim Courses, and Special Courses

5.700 Faculty Release Time

5.710 Intellectual Property Rights and Policies

5.720 Sabbatical Leave

5.800 Participation in Graduation

5.900 Faculty Office Assignments

5.300 Faculty Organizations

Policy Number: 5.300 

Subject: Faculty Organizations

Date Adopted: January 1, 1991, Revised November 28, 2012

The Board of Trustees recognizes the importance of the faculty contributions to the decision making of the College. Therefore, the faculty may organize for the purpose of faculty governance, and the President will be available to that designated body for direct communication.

The Board of Trustees will inform the elected leader of the College's faculty governance system whenever any changes are made in a policy regarding faculty organization. Likewise, the President and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees must be notified of any changes in the faculty governance constitution, by-laws, and procedures within 30 days of the time such changes are approved in accordance with the constitution's guidelines. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to final approval of all changes.

The adoption of this policy is in no manner a delegation of any authority vested in the Board of Trustees by the State of Arkansas or the College District. The purpose of this policy, and any ensuing actions, is to guarantee communication and input and interchange among the Board of Trustees, administrative officers, and the employees of the College covered by the constitution, by-laws and procedures of the faculty governance system.

The adopted constitution of the faculty governance system can be located in Appendix C.