IV.S. Faculty Role in Academic and Governance Matters
North Georgia Technical College believes that faculty members
have a major responsibility in the achievement of outcomes for
student learning and the quality of academic programs. To accomplish the mission of the College and to ensure a
vibrant collegiate environment, participation by the faculty in
academic and appropriate governance matters is encouraged and
considered critical in the educational process.
This policy statement is published in the NGTC Policies
and Procedures Manual and in the Faculty Handbook.
The primary role of the faculty in governance of the College is
to develop, revise, and implement educational goals and
objectives, including curriculum, academic standards, and
courses of study. In addition, the program faculty members participate in
decision-making activities involving academic policy such as
degree requirements, curricula, and professional development.
They also have a major role in identifying, assessing,
and improving student learning outcomes, including planning and
budgeting for expected outcomes.
The College encourages faculty participation in academic and
appropriate governance matters through a committee structure. The Faculty Advisory Council (FAC), where the
membership includes only faculty representatives from each
academic department, serves as a major source of information and
recommendations for the President of the College.
Faculty members are also represented on other current
college committees including the Peer
Evaluation of Instructional Programs, Program Advisory
Committees, and Safety/Infection Control.
The faculty develops and revises program curricula through the
Instructional Faculty Consortium Committee (IFCC) established by
the Technical College System of Georgia.
All instructors in the system are members of an IFCC. There are instructional faculty consortium committees for
each program area in each of the eight consortium regions,
except in program areas for which a statewide committee has been
authorized as a substitute.
Through this process, the faculty establishes, reviews,
and evaluates curricula.
CROSS REF.: NGTC
Faculty Advisory Council Procedure
Revised and Approved:
February 15, 2008;
June 16, 2010; September, 2011
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