32. Service to the College and the Community
Service to the College and the Community
Service to the College
Faculty members are expected to serve the College by assuming responsibilities assigned to them
by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. These may include serving on specific committees,
aiding in campus events sponsored by the College, or assisting with minor administrative
responsibilities. The following areas also apply to all full-time faculty members.
College Councils and Committees
All faculty members are required to serve on a minimum of two (2) councils and/or
committees during the regular nine-month academic calendar. This can include any of
the Colleges standing committees or councils as well as any study groups, ad hoc or
other special committees. Exceptions may be granted by the Vice President for
Academic Affairs to those faculty who are carrying especially large teaching loads, are
involved in other service activities, or are in their first full-timecontract.
School or Division Meetings
Faculty member belongs to a School or Division of the College. Therefore, faculty
should attend all School or Division meetings, perform any duties assigned and
participate in the work of their School or Division.
All full-time teaching faculty are required to attend all faculty assembly meetings, held
once a month during the academic year between August and May. Special meetings
may be called when necessary. Faculty is excused from attending only for an illness
or by a prior approval of the Vice President for Academic Affairs for professional or
All members of the Faculty Senate are expected to attend all senate meetings, held
twice a month during the regular nine-month academic year, when classes are in
session. Special meetings may be called when necessary.
Bacone Medicine Hour
Faculty members are encouraged to attend the weekly Bacone Hour programs held in
the chapel during the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. No
administrative or faculty meetings are to be scheduled or held during BaconeHour.
Convocation, Honors Assembly, & Commencement
Faculty is required to attend the Matriculation Ceremony conducted at the beginning
of each semester and Honors Assembly and Commencement exercises, held at the end
of each spring semester. Academic or traditional regalia is required for these events.
Note: The College Bookstore will assist faculty in purchasing or renting academic
regalia. The individual is responsible for the rental or purchase fees.
Faculty members are encouraged to attend lectures, concerts, dramatic
productions, athletic events, and other events sponsored by the College.
The College recognizes its faculty as professionals with unique and varied capabilities are
able to make useful contributions to the larger social communities of which they are a part.
The College encourages faculty to accept opportunities for service that do not interfere
with the performance of their duties at the College.