Matters of GOVERNANCE and related procedures

The Kent State Stark Faculty Council (hereafter “Council”), is composed of faculty elected from and by the faculty as provided by the “Faculty Council Constitution.” This Council is an advisory and recommendatory body to the Campus Dean and Chief Administrative Officer (hereafter “Dean”), who serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member. It is the purpose of the Council, or designated subcommittees on which tenure-track faculty constitute a majority, to advise and recommend on all faculty matters, including, but not limited to, the following: faculty personnel issues, appointment of new resident faculty, review of full-time non-tenure-track (FTNTT) faculty assigned to the campus, allocation and reallocation of faculty positions, campus program development, evaluations relating to faculty salary adjustments, campus planning and budget priorities, issues relating to teaching assignments and workload equivalencies, faculty professional improvement and other scholarly leaves, issues relating to the advising and retention of students, and ensuring that instructional standards are followed.