The Tennessee Board of Regents recognizes that students and faculty are vital components of the campus community which must effectively contribute to the progress and general welfare of the institutions and area vocational-technical schools governed by the Board. Students should have a primary interest in matters of student life, including discipline and housing, and faculty should have a primary interest in academic affairs, including curriculum, program changes and development, and admission and graduation requirements. Furthermore, both students and faculty have a direct interest in both student and academic affairs. Therefore, it is the policy of the Board that each institution and school shall establish effective means whereby students and faculty can participate in and make recommendations concerning the formation of policies and programs relating to student and academic affairs.
Due to differences in sizes of the various institutions and schools, and existing methods at some institutions and schools which may effectively provide for faculty and student participation, each institution and school shall determine and make known the method and degree of student and faculty involvement in specific areas of institutional and school decision-making, subject to the approval of the Chancellor.
At RSCC, provision is made for both student and faculty participation in development of campus policies and programs through membership on standing and ad hoc committees, activities of the Student Government Association (SGA) and Faculty Senate, involvement in review of college policies and procedures (see GA-01-01), input via various surveys and President's Roundtable discussions, faculty meetings, etc.