Rule 40101: Faculty Role in Educational Policy Formulation



40000: Academic Issues

Date Approved

Date Last Amended

Office(s) Responsible for Rule

Office of Academic Affairs 
Office of Health Affairs 

1.  Title

Faculty Role in Educational Policy Formulation 

2.  Rule and Regulation

Sec. 1  Board Commitment.   The Board of Regents will devote its best efforts to making all of the institutions of The University of Texas System of the "first class," as the Texas Constitution directs in Article VII, Section 10. The Board will be guided in general by the best practices of the top universities in the United States and abroad, especially by the best practices of state universities in the United States.

Sec. 2  Advice on Board Policies.   The Board of Regents will ordinarily seek the advice of the faculty on important matters of academic policy.

Sec. 3  General Authority.   Subject to the authority of the Board of Regents and subject further to the authority that the Board has vested in the various administrative officers and subdivisions of the System, the faculties of the institutions regularly offering instruction shall have a major role in the governance of their respective institutions in the following areas:

3.1  General academic policies and welfare.

3.2  Student life and activities.

3.3  Requirements of admission and graduation.

3.4  Honors and scholastic performance.

3.5  Approval of candidates for degrees.

3.6  Faculty rules of procedure.

3.  Definitions


4.  Relevant Federal and State Statutes 

Texas Constitution Article VII, Section 10 – Establishment of University 

5.  Relevant System Policies, Procedures, and Forms 


6.  Who Should Know 


7.  System Administration Office(s) Responsible for Rule 

Office of Academic Affairs 
Office of Health Affairs 

8.  Dates Approved or Amended 

Regents’ Rules Revision History 

9.  Contact Information 

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