Whereas a university’s foundation is its faculty, the faculty governance process and structure at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) are grounded in and dedicated to the principles, concepts, and objectives of the university mission. A system of collegial faculty self-governance is necessary to ensure that the rights of faculty are supported and that the responsibilities of faculty in fulfilling the mission of the university are met. Therefore, the Faculty Senate engages in collegial dialog with the President of the Institution, the Provost/VicePresident for Academic Affairs (VPAA) and others in positions of administrative leadership. Faculty governance at FGCU fosters effective and open communication, instills academic integrity, ensures academic quality, and emphasizes the rights and shared responsibilities of constituents including students, staff, community, faculty, and administration. Fairness, mutual respect, continuous improvement, an informed faculty, and collegial decision-making are the hallmarks of the governance structure. Approved May 3, 1998
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Dr. Douglas Harrison, Associate Professor of English
Florida Gulf Coast University
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