FAC 320.1 Faculty Governance Committees

The five Faculty Governance Committees are created by Faculty Meeting to provide a governance structure for oversight and implementation of policies, programs, and curriculum.

  1. The Faculty Executive Committee (FEC)
  2. The Faculty Review Committee (FRC)
  3. Faculty Policies Committee (FPC)
  4. Educational Policies Committee (EPC)
  5. Instructional Resources Committee (IRC)

Elections for these committees take place in the spring. The bylaws for these governance committees are found in the appendices, and additional information is provided under Section 321.

FAC 320.2 Faculty Committees

Faculty Committees and appointees implement academic programming.

  1. The Academic Assessment Committee provides resources and expertise on assessment methods as well as oversight of assessment procedures and reports generated by the college.
  2. The Concert and Lecture Committee arranges lectures at the college.
  3. The Teaching Effectiveness Task Force prepares faculty development programming.
  4. The Teacher Education Board is the unit for the Teacher Education Program at McPherson College. The board’s responsibility is to foster and sustain a quality professional education program by maintaining curricular accountability and by ensuring admission of quality teacher education students to the program.
  5. The Stine Committee awards research support funds to support senior projects in the Natural Science Department.
  6. The Freshman and Sophomore Seminar Advisory Board develops and implements the seminar program.
  7. The Degree Completion Advisory Board oversees the R3 degree completion program.
  8. One faculty member is appointed by FEC to be the program liaison and serve as coordinator of the process for selecting senior students to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
  9. One faculty member is appointed by FEC to serve as program liaison for Brethren Colleges Abroad (BCA).
  10. Two faculty members are elected in Faculty Meeting to serve as observers to the trustees, one for the fall, the other for the spring.
  11. The Advising Task Force provides guidelines and develops best practices for advising of students at the college.
  12. The Faculty Salaries Committee is assembled by FPC on a need-only basis in order to gather information and prepare reports or recommendations as directed by FPC.
  13. The Institutional Review Board is an ad hoc committee that reviews research studies conducted on campus and ensures that the well-being of research participants, researchers, and the institution is appropriately safeguarded.
  14. One faculty member is appointed by FEC to serve as program liaison for the Chicago Center for Urban Life.


FAC 320.3 Other Campus Committees and Faculty Assignments

Numerous other committees and programs require faculty participation. Appointment criteria for these committees vary widely from committee to committee. Committees and programs in which faculty participate include the following:

  1. The Strategic Planning Committee provides for long-range planning.
  2. The Intercollegiate Athletic Committee (IAC) reviews and approves McPherson College athletic policies, regulations, and scheduling.
  3. The College Auto Restoration Council reviews and advises the auto restoration program.
  4. The Campus Hearing Board reports to the Dean of Students and adjudicates cases of student violation of community codes.
  5. The Diversity Task Force oversees and promotes programming aimed at developing college diversity and creating diverse opportunities for students.
  6. The Enrollment Committee works with admissions staff to establish enrollment guidelines for the college.
  7. The Personnel Committee reports to the President and evaluates and recommends employee benefits and hears employee grievances.
  8. The Retention Task Force develops methods for improving student retention.
  9. The Safety Committee establishes best practices in campus safety.
  10. Additional ad hoc committees and/or task forces may be organized by the administration or standing committees for short-term special assignments. These committees exist only until the special task is accomplished. A final report to the responsible committee represents the termination of an ad hoc committee or task force.
  11. Other committees, such as the Homecoming Committee or the Church Relations Committee, may request faculty participation as needed.


Approved by Faculty on 11 March 2010