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it includes the bylaws of the board of trustees, which are far less specific in their listing of powers than the corresponding bylaws at UT. Instead, responsibilities and authorities are laid out explicitly in the academic charter, and faculty governance is both explicit and implicit throughout the document. the following is taken from article I: the basic principles:
D. The primary responsibility for the development and maintenance of the University's academic
programs belongs to the faculty.
E. There must be faculty participation within the governance structure of the University, and
student participation when deemed appropriate, for discussion of problems and policies at all
levels within the University.
F. Faculty and student participation is fundamental to good faculty-student-administrator relations
in a mature university.
G. It is recognized that all members of the University Community and the Trustees have legitimate
concerns about all aspects of the University. It also is recognized that the primary concern of
students is with learning and pursuing their courses of study; the primary concern of members of
the faculty is with effective teaching and scholarly research or creative work; and the primary
concern of administrators is to provide service and support to the students and the faculty, to
protect the legal interests of the University, and to assure the implementation of the policies and
procedures prescribed by the governing councils and agencies of the University.
the bylaws of the board of trustees at OSU are here: Bylaws
the section on faculty powers states:
(1) The legislative authority to establish educational and academic policies of the university is vested in the university faculty, subject to the approval of the board of trustees. In this connection, the university faculty shall have the authority, subject to the approval of the board of trustees, to adopt rules to effectuate the educational and academic policies of the university. It shall also act upon all matters of routine faculty business in pursuance of already established university policies and shall recommend to the board of trustees candidates for honorary degrees.
(2) The university faculty may delegate any or all of its authority and responsibility to a university senate if such senate is established by rule and approved by the board.