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Part 2. Organization

Section II. Institutional Governance

A. General

1. Chief Program and Administrative Officer

The President is the chief program and administrative officer of the University, with full power and responsibility within the framework of the Board of Educationís Rule Manual and its Governing Policies and Procedures for the organization, management, and supervision of the institution. The President is held accountable by the Board for the successful functioning of the University.

2. Faculty Representation (Updated 3/10)

The faculty of each of the institutions of higher education must by Board policy establish written bylaws, a constitution, and necessary procedures, subject to the approval of the President and the Board, for a faculty governing body which makes recommendations to the President and to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs as a part of the decision making process of the University. All such policies and procedures must be consistent with the Boardís Rule Manual and Governing Policies and Procedures. To fulfill this function the University Faculty has created the Faculty Senate.

3. Representative Organizations

The President may establish or recognize other governance organizations representative of identifiable institutional constituencies, which, like the faculty governing body, must establish written bylaws and necessary procedures for the purpose of making recommendations to the President. For this purpose, the University has recognized the Council of Professional Employees (COPE) and the Classified Employees Council (CEC).

4. Advisory/Ad Hoc/Study Groups

From time to time the President may establish advisory groups to study and make recommendations on a particular issue. Such advisory groups will report to the President or the Presidentís designee on the topic assigned.

5. College or School Advisory Groups/Councils

Individual colleges or schools may establish representative groups or councils to provide recommendations to the dean, the University Faculty Senate and/ or the President of the University. (10-91)

6. Acceptance of Reports and Recommendations

Reports or recommendations by the representative governance organizations may be accepted or rejected by the President.

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