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Campus Governance Structures

Active student participation is a central part of the College governance system at Elizabethtown College. Student involvement ranges from membership in the Student Senate to participation on standing committees of the College.

The Faculty Assembly

The Faculty Assembly consists of full-time instructional personnel, the President, Provost and Senior Vice President, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Students, and full-time librarians.

The president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer of the Student Senate may participate in meetings of the Faculty Assembly, without vote.

The Faculty Assembly has the primary responsibility for determining requirements for admission and graduation and for approving candidates for degrees. The Faculty Assembly also has the primary responsibility for establishing policies and standards for curricular and other aspects of the academic program of the College.

Councils and Committees

The following Councils and Committees all have student representation, with voting privileges.

Academic Councils and Committees

Academic Council: Proposes academic policy and oversees the curriculum and the quality of the academic program.

Academic Occasions Committee: recommends policies and procedures and designates responsibility for commencement, convocation, and other academic occasions.

Academic Review Committee: conducts hearings on cases of alleged violations of the standards of academic integrity as defined in this Student Handbook.

Core Program Committee: recommends policies related to core program. Advises the provost in matters of staffing, implementing, and funding of the Core.

Educational Assessment Committee:  ensures that student learning is regularly and skillfully assessed and that the results of these assessment activities are used to strengthen the educational program and inform resource allocation across the institution.

Honors Committee:  advises the Director in overseing the Honors Program.

Resources and Planning Committee: reports to the faculty and advises the President of the College on the allocation of resources within the context of the College‘s long-range planning.

Strategic Planning Committee: Reviews the progress of the Strategic Plan, advises the President on strategic priorities and any proposed changes to the Plan, reviews proposed major facilities or budgetary changes, makes recommendations to the President, Provost and Senior Vice President and Vice President for Finance for annual Strategic Plan budget considerations. The Committee is comprised of Co-chairs (Provost and Senior Vice President and Vice President of Faculty), five faculty members elected by Faculty Assembly, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Students, Vice President for Finance or designee, Executive Director of Information Technology Services or designee, four Directors one each from Administration, Advancement, Enrollment, Continuing Education and each appointed by the respective Vice President or Dean, and two students (one elected by Student Senate and one appointed by the Dean of Students).

Other Campus Councils and Committees

Campus Appeal Board and Student Conduct Boardinformation is available in the Student Rights and Responsibilities section.

Academic Standing Committee: conducts periodic review of academic standards and academic dismissal procedures, and makes recommendations to the Academic Council.

Athletics Committee: recommends and interprets policies regarding inter-collegiate and intramural athletics, and advises the Director of Athletics in implementing athletic programs.

Cultural Events Planning Committee: plans and carries out a coherent series of evening lectures, Wednesday-at-11 programs, and cultural events each year consistent with the mission of the College, attractive to the campus and local communities, and pertinent to the educational program of the College.

Campus Life Council: an advisory committee to the President. The Council consists of representatives of the faculty, student body, and administration who consider issues relevant to the common life of the Elizabethtown College community.

Executive Council:  assists the Faculty in the discharge of its governance duties and provides a channel of communication and consultation between the President of the College and the Faculty.

Independent Study Committee:  reviews all course proposals for Independent Studies submitted to the Dean of Faculty.

Judicial Council: reports to the Faculty Assembly regarding interpretive decisions on the Faculty Constitution.

Nominating Committee:  prepares an annual slate of nominees for officers and for council adn committee positions.

Parking Appeals Board: see the Campus Security webpage.

Personnel Council: advise the Presidenet on policies and procedures related to the College's administrative structure and functions.

Religious Life Committee: is responsible for planning campus-wide program­ming and serves as a consultant group to the Office of the Chaplain.


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