UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 02-04-01

CATEGORY:              ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

SECTION:                  Faculty Responsibilities

SUBJECT:                 Role of Faculty in School and Regional Campus Governance

EFFECTIVE DATE:   February 10, 1989

PAGE(S):                   1

I.    SCOPE

      This policy establishes the role of faculty members in school and regional campus

      governance.

II.   POLICY

      Faculty members of the University, drawing on their professional expertise and knowledge

      gained by advanced study in a particular discipline, as well as on their knowledge of the

      traditions and mission of their department, school, campus and University as a whole,

      have the responsibility for:

      -     Course Content

      -     Teaching methods

      -     Campus, school or department curriculum

      -     Grading

      -     Academic Advising

      -     Establishment of degree requirements

      -     Research

      -     Appointment, retention and supervision of Teaching Assistants, Teaching Fellows,

            Graduate Student Assistants, and Graduate Student Researchers

      The tasks described herein are accomplished by:

      -     Individual faculty members through their research and instruction in the laboratory

            and classroom

      -     Through participation of faculty in various school-wide bodies and/or various faculty

            committees

      -     Faculty meetings and discussions with the respective department chairperson

      -     Service on department or University committees