Policy Number: 5.300

Policy Name: Faculty Organizations

Original Adoption: January 1, 1991

Revised: November 28, 2012, September 2016

Next Scheduled Review: September 2022

Responsible Cabinet Member: Vice President for Academic Affairs

Department/Office: Faculty Senate


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 Chair 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.