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Constitution

A CONSTITUTION FOR FACULTY PARTICIPATION IN THE GOVERNANCE OF MERCY COLLEGE

PREAMBLE:

The Faculty of the College are both members of the academic profession and employees. As such they have varied rights, competencies and responsibilities. In educational and academic matters they have as members of the academic profession, rights, competencies and responsibilities such that consultation with them and, by ordinary custom and practice, a formal expression of opinion by them is indispensable to the deliberative process. In managerial and fiscal matters they have a right, as professional academics in an academic institution, to a consultative partnership in that process. As employees, moreover, they have a right to be heard as to the terms and conditions of their employment. The arrangements laid down in what follows are intended as channels for action pursuant to these rights, competencies, and responsibilities. 

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