The faculty of Mountwest Community and Technical College (MCTC) are dedicated to fulfilling the mission of a comprehensive community college that focuses on student success and lifelong learning. The faculty have the academic freedom and responsibility for ensuring that the curriculum and learning outcomes are indicative of student success. To this end, a Faculty Constitution was established to facilitate meaningful communication and to assist the President and the MCTC Board of Governors in the development of academic policies and procedures. The constitution provides for the participation of the Faculty Council in the formulation, implementation, and review of institutional policy and to provide the means for the Faculty Council to initiate action on matters with which it is directly concerned. These areas of Faculty Council concern include, but shall not necessarily be limited to, the following:
1. Standards for admission, selection, and retention of students.
2. Requirements for the granting of degrees.
3. Curricular requirements for general education.
4. Additions and deletions of courses.
5. Development of programs for scholarship, research, and innovation as relates to teaching.
6. Development of library, laboratories, and other instructional aids.
7. Such other academic affairs that are not directly administrative in nature.
8. Provision for accessible, comprehensive, and quality education and workforce training through MCTC programs.
Membership of the Faculty Council shall be composed of all full-time faculty whose primary role is teaching, and division chairpersons who have teaching responsibilities. These members shall hold full voting rights. Full-time faculty who hold full-time administrative appointments shall not serve as members of the Faculty Council.
The Faculty Council recognizes that the MCTC President and the Board of Governors provide the President full authority and responsibility for College operations. It is within these limits that the faculty accepts its role of advisement to the President on matters of institutional policy.