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Gallaudet University operates with the principles of shared governance, and the Board of Trustees has the fundamental responsibility and ultimate authority for institutional legal, fiscal, academic, and operational well-being. The faculty, administration, and the Board of Trustees each have primary responsibilities which overlap in some instances.
The University Faculty Handbook: A statement of policies and procedures, including conditions of employment. In the spirit of shared governance, the University Faculty shall work with the administration to develop proposals for amendments to the University Faculty Handbook that can be recommended to the Board of Trustees for approval.
The University Faculty Bylaws: A statement of how the University Faculty shall operate. The faculty has responsibility for initiating changes to the document and for acting on such proposals. The University Faculty will keep the administration and the Board of Trustees informed of all changes it makes to the bylaws.
The principal decision-making body of the faculty:
The UF shares with the institution the highest level of responsibility for developing and maintaining an intellectual climate and relevant professional and disciplinary standards the UF through its governance structures
Name Title / Role Group Represented Term William Ennis Assistant Professor/HPRS UF Chair 2018 - 2021 Christi Batamula Assistant Professor/EDU UF Vice Chair 2018 - 2021 M. Elizabeth Bowman Instructor/SWK UF Secretary 2020 - 2023 Pia Borsheim Professor/ENG Senate Representing the UF At-Large 2018 -...
The honorary degree and the title of Professor Emeritus are conferred each year to persons of distinguished career achievements or exemplary public service, and who reflect the values of excellence, service, integrity and mission of Gallaudet University and the deaf and hard of hearing community....
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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