Shared Governance

The faculty, staff and administration of CHHS affirm their belief in the process of shared governance both as a principle and an animating spirit of our College. Shared governance involves faculty, staff and administration participating mutually in the development of policies at the school, College and University levels.

While all members of the CHHS are encouraged to participate in the development of policies and procedures that guide and direct the business of the College, development and revision of academic policies and procedures are the responsibility of the faculty, staff and administration. Faculty, staff and administration play a significant role in developing policies, including strategic planning; academic and curricular policies; committee establishment and appointments; selection and retention of academic unit leaders; review and revision of the shared governance process; and faculty personnel actions, including hiring and evaluation of faculty (annual evaluation, reappointment, tenure, post-tenure review and promotion). As used here, "policy" is understood to include guiding and governing principles and any applicable procedures, instructions or forms developed along with the principles. In pursuit of clarity and to provide ready access for faculty, staff and administrators, these policies shall appear on the respective School and College websites and be available in print in the respective School and College offices.

In consultation with the School director and full-time faculty and staff in each School, the dean should verify the existence of, review and, when necessary, initiate revision of School policies to confirm their consistency with College and University policies. In consultation with the dean, the provost should review and, when necessary, initiate revision of College policies to confirm their consistency with University policies. All faculty, staff and administrators have the responsibility to be aware of the written policies of their school, CHHS, UNCW and the UNC System. If voting is necessary in the conduct of business for the College, a simple majority vote will be accepted as indicting the decision.

Standing Committees

Advisory Councils

Task Forces