Faculty Participation in Commencement

The following "Faculty Attendance" motion was passed at the April 17, 2002 Faculty Council meeting:

Commencement is held twice a year, in the fall and spring semesters.  As a professional responsibility and as a show of support for students, all tenured and tenure-track faculty are encouraged to attend both ceremonies; but at a minimum, faculty members are expected to attend one commencement ceremony a year.  Each department will be responsible for developing a plan for implementing the policy.