III. D. 3. Faculty Role
I. Academic Affairs and Instructional Programs
The primary responsibility for the quality, content, assessment, and improvement of the College's
educational programs resides with the faculty. The college recognizes the following:
- Faculty lead in the establishment and review of educational program missions, desired student
learning outcomes, and general program outcomes; the assessment of the achievement of those
outcomes; and the planning and implementation of educational program improvements based on
- Faculty collaborate with program advisory committees to ensure continued program relevance
and effectiveness in meeting community employment needs, and use the recommendations of the
program advisory committees to improve the educational program.
- Faculty participates in the curriculum development and revision process through active
involvement in Instructional Faculty Curriculum Consortium (IFCC) activities; statewide
program reviews (Probe Reports), statewide technical curriculum advisory committees, and the
College's internal Program and Curriculum Review process.
The College is committed to ensuring that the faculty can communicate input and advice on the
governance of the institution. The President and senior administration are receptive to input from
faculty and use faculty input to guide their decision-making. To facilitate the flow of input and advice,
the College employs the use of the following:
- The Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) exists to enhance the participation and jurisdiction of the
faculty in academic affairs. In relation to governance matters, the scope of the FAC is advisory
in nature and serves to give the faculty a forum for formally providing input to and receiving
information from the Office of the President and senior administration. The FAC may employ
the use of committees and subcommittees to complete its work.
- Faculty, Program Chairs, Division Heads, and Deans may provide input to the Vice President
for Academic Affairs during regularly scheduled meetings, ad hoc meetings, or in writing.
- The faculty shall be represented by a Faculty Liaison to the Local Board of Directors. This
individual is typically the College's teacher of the year and shall represent the faculty at
meetings of the Local Board. The Faculty Liaison to the Board is not a voting member of the
Board, but serves to provide input to and collect information from the Local Board. The Faculty
Liaison's presence supplements the representation of the faculty provided by the Vice President
for Academic Affairs.
This policy applies to Central Georgia Technical College
Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) shall consists of members elected by faculty and one (1)
chairperson selected by FAC members.
Revised July 1, 2013