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monumentFaculty Committees

The Faculty Assembly oversees a number of faculty governance committees that drive and maintain academic policy; recommend faculty tenure and promotions to the president; and review academic programs on a continual basis. Faculty can find further information on the Faculty Assembly Blackboard site.

Faculty Committee information can be found on the following MySAU Portal pages:

Faculty Handbook

Its purpose is to carry out continuing study of the Faculty Handbook and to be the channel for the amendment or revision of the Handbook.

Educational Policies

Formulates, interprets and coordinates curricular policy. Final recommendations and proposals to the committee are made through the dean of the appropriate College.

Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Board

Serves in an advisory capacity to the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, who strives to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Members work with the director to ensure that the mission and goals of the center are accomplished.


Serves as a duly established forum for the purpose of hearing faculty grievances and providing, through orderly procedure, means for the resolution of such grievances.

Academic Support

Reviews policies affecting students and faculty developed by Admissions, Bookstore, Career Center, Financial Aid, General Accounting, Information Technology, Library, Registrar, Student Account Services, and Student Success Center to ensure consistency with the university's mission.

General Education

Monitors, evaluates and promotes all matters pertaining to general education.

University Life

Reviews student and faculty policies developed by offices of Student Affairs, and reviews and evaluates annual reports of these offices.

Graduate Council

Duties and responsibilities of this council focuses on graduate education.