Office of the Provost

Role of the Faculty Member

The role of individual faculty members in supporting the mission of the University will depend on the specific missions of their departments or schools. All faculty members, however, have certain common responsibilities: to commit themselves fully to their teaching obligations, to participate in the development of the programs of their departments and schools and of the University as a whole, to engage in scholarly activities, and, as appropriate, to support the University in its goal to render public service.

As scholars and citizens of the University community, all parties must be ever cognizant of the axiom that every increment of authority and discretion brings with it corollary responsibilities — to their fellow faculty members, to students, to the University, and to the community and society at large.