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Comprehensive Standards 3.7.5

The institution publishes policies on the responsibility and authority of faculty in academic and governance matters. (Faculty)

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Summary

Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) is in compliance with this comprehensive standard. Faculty responsibility and authority in academic and governance matters occurs through faculty participation in the College’s standing committees. There are 78 faculty positions specified for membership in 11 committees. In addition, the College has a Faculty Association whose purpose is to increase faculty participation in college academic and governance issues and to maintain a close working relationship between the administration and faculty in contributing to the success of this college in accomplishing its goals and purposes. The President of the Faculty Association is a named member of several committees including the president’s College Council and reports regularly to the College’s Board of Trustees. Faculty responsibility and authority in academic and governance matters are published in the college’s online and hard copy versions of the Faculty and Staff Handbook and are further delineated in the Faculty Association By-Laws, published in Appendix A of the same document.

Narrative

Cape Fear Community College faculty are heavily involved in academic and governance matters. CFCC has 11 standing committees with faculty participation: the Committee on Committees, the Curriculum Committee, the Diversity Committee, the Information Technology Committee, the Institutional Effectiveness Committee, the Judicial Board, the Learning Resource Committee, the Professional Development Committee, the Safety Committee, the Social Committee, the Student Development Committee, and the Global Education Committee. CFCC faculty participate in every committee (Standing Committee Membership). In fact, there are 78 faculty positions distributed through these twelve committees. The rationale for faculty and staff participation and each committee’s responsibility in academic and governance matters is published in both online and hard copy versions in the CFCC Faculty and Staff Handbook (Standing Committees).

Faculty responsibility and authority in academic and governance matters are further delineated in the by-laws of the college’s Faculty Association, which is open to all faculty members. As specified in the by-laws, he Faculty Association serves as an organization through which members may discuss and interpret matters concerning the faculty, and to provide assistance and encouragement to fellow members. The purpose of the Faculty Association is to involve the faculty in the affairs of Cape Fear Community College in order to enhance the effectiveness and quality of the College; to participate in planning the educational program and in developing educational policy; and to maintain a close working relationship between the administration and faculty in contributing to the success of this college in accomplishing its goals and purposes.The Faculty Association By-Laws are published as Appendix A of the Faculty and Staff Handbook (Appendix A). Officers of the Faculty Association are elected for two year terms.

The President of the CFCC Faculty Association also serves as a member of the Committee on Committees, the Curriculum Committee, and the Student Development Committee and is also a member of the CFCC College Council. Formed by the president in 1994 (Establishment of College Council), the College Council meets bimonthly with the President of the College to discuss major college issues, consider various initiatives, and/or formulate proposed policies, practices, and other recommendations for approval by the administration of the College and/or the Board of Trustees. The Faculty Association President is also called upon at every meeting of the Board of Trustees to give a report directly to the trustees without restriction as to content. The minutes of the Board of Trustees (May 26, 2005 Board Minutes pg 8) and the College Council (April 13, 2005 College Council Minutes pg 2) clearly reflect participation by the President of the CFCC Faculty Association.

 

 

Documentation

Source Location

CFCC Standing Committee Membership

StandingCommitteeMembership2006.pdf

Standing Committees,
CFCC Faculty and Staff Handbook,
Section 2.2: Standing Committees

handbook2005.htm

Appendix A,
CFCC Faculty and Staff Handbook,
Appendix A: Faculty Association Constitution

handbook2005.htm

Establishment of College Council,
College Council Minutes,
July 26, 1994

cc_minutes07261994.pdf

Board Minutes,
CFCC Board of Trustees
May 26, 2005 (pg 8)
bot_minutes052605.pdf
See bookmarks
College Council Minutes,
April 13, 2005 (pg 2)
cc_minutes041305.pdf
See bookmarks

 

 

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