Article V: Powers

Section 1. General Powers


The general powers granted to the faculty by the Charter of Elon University are "to confer by and with the consent of the Board of Trustees all degrees and marks of literary distinction as are usually conferred by colleges and universities and to make regulations regarding courses of instruction, student discipline, and such other matters as may be assigned to it by the Board of Trustees."

Section 2. Specific Powers


The following specific powers are granted to the faculty to be exercised subject to review by and approval of the President and the Board of Trustees:

  • To recommend the academic standards for admission of students to, and continuation in, Elon University
  • To determine courses of study, requirements for admission, and standards of performance
  • To determine and to maintain current requirements for granting of academic degrees
  • To evaluate student performance and to recommend approval of student applications for graduation
  • To determine and recommend to the Board of Trustees standards for selection, promotion, and tenure of faculty members
  • To make rules for the implementation of the instructional program
  • To evaluate (1) effectiveness of the instructional program, (2) performance of individual faculty members in execution of the program, and (3) proposals for improvement of academic instruction
  • To make rules for conduct of faculty business and to organize such councils and committees as may be required
  • To discipline members for infractions of faculty rules
  • To make rules of conduct for aspects of students’ lives relating to the educational process and to discipline students for infractions
  • To make recommendations to the Board of Trustees through its Academic Affairs and Campus Life committees on any matter pertaining to the educational program of the University
  • To define ethical and professional standards for members of the faculty

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