Shared Governance and the Role of Advisory Committees and the Academic Administration

Policy number: 
06.047
Policy description: 

Shared governance is a central tenet of academic decision-making at UNT, asit isin higher education at major public universities throughout the United States, and the participation of faculty assuresthat academic quality remains atthe heart of the decision-making process. Faculty shall have a voice in academic policy and all academic decisions, as authorized by state law, rules of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Regents Rules, and UNT policy, through the Faculty Senate; department and school/college elected and appointed committees; and faculty advisory councils. Authority for decisions, however, vests in the Board of Regents, chancellor, and the president. The president may delegate authority to other members of the university administration as allowed by state law and Regents Rules; however, authority rests only with individuals - who are directly accountable for the decisionsthey make - and may not rest with a committee.

Policy owner: VP for Academic Affairs
Policy contact: 
Terri Day
Vice Provost for Academic Administration
Division of Academic Affairs
Applies to: 
Faculty
Date Issued: 
Saturday, January 23, 2010

Last updated: 

Date: 
05/25/2018
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
This policy was revised to add definitions and update formatting.
Date: 
02/16/2010
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Revised to clarify the language and indicate the responsible party. Revisions to this policy are effective as of 2/16/2010.
Date: 
01/23/2010
Action: 
New Policy
Comments: 
New policy describes the relationship between the administration and the faculty in which the faculty participate in giving direction and recommendations to the University on academic decisions affecting faculty. Effective 01/23/2010.