to the College of the Environment and Life Sciences Faculty Governance website that has been established as a resource to CELS Faculty in support of their legislative authority of the academic affairs of the College.

Faculty participation in the governance of CELS is essential to its sound development and to the successful performance of its role in the life of the university and the state. The basic functions of scholarship in CELS – teaching, research, and extension–are performed by a community of scholars who must exercise sound judgment in the planning and execution of their assigned responsibilities. The collective judgment of the scholars who comprise the Faculty is a resource of great value, which properly utilized, will help to guarantee that CELS policy is wisely established and effectively carried out. (CELS Bylaws Section 3.3)

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