Subject: Student and Faculty Participation in Development of Campus Policies and Programs
The Tennessee Board of Regents recognizes that students and faculty are vital components of the campus community which must effectively contribute to the progress and general welfare of the institutions and technology centers governed by the Board. Students should have a primary interest in matters of student life, including discipline and housing, and faculty should have a primary interest in academic affairs, including curriculum, program changes and development, and admission and graduation requirements. Furthermore, both students and faculty have a direct interest in both student and academic affairs. Therefore, it is the policy of the Board that each institution and center shall establish effective means whereby students and faculty can participate in and make recommendations concerning the formation of policies and programs relating to student and academic affairs.
Due to differences in sizes of the various institutions and centers, and existing methods at some institutions and centers which may effectively provide for faculty and student participation, each institution and center shall determine and make known the method and degree of student and faculty involvement in specific areas of institutional and center decision-making, subject to the approval of the Chancellor.
Source: TBR Meetings, June 20, 1975; September 30, 1983; June 19, 1998