Goals and Mission
The Faculty Senate of the Metropolitan State University of Denver officially represents faculty members in all matters of interest and concern. These interests and concerns include, but are not limited to, receiving and making recommendations on current and proposed changes in academic, administrative, fiscal and personnel policies.
Shared Governance Statement
Within the University's statutory role and mission and the Board of Trustees' operational mission, all constituencies have a role and a responsibility in assisting the University to achieve excellence in all areas of University activity. In pursuing excellence, the Board of Trustees welcomes and expects the participation of faculty, students, staff, and other University constituencies in the decision-making process.
The Board of Trustees encourages a broad exchange of information and ideas. To facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, the Board of Trustees looks to the President of the University as its primary liaison with the University constituencies. To be effective in this role, the President must establish avenues for consultation and recommendation by faculty, students, and staff regarding policy matters by the Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees delegates to the President, as chief executive officer of the University, full authority and responsibility for administering the University within the policies and procedures established by the Board of Trustees. Within this delegation, it is the expectation that the President will elicit the participation and facilitate the fulfillment of the roles and responsibilities of the University's campus constituencies in the University's internal decision-making processes. It is through the initiative, participation, and effort of all the University's constituencies that excellence is achieved.