About Academic Council
Welcome to the new and improved Academic Council website. Academic Council is the coordinating committee of the faculty and deliberates on any matter within the province of the faculty for the purpose of formulating general policy for approval or disapproval of the faculty.
We encourage you to begin with Article VI of the Faculty Handbook, a portal to six detailed sections about Council’s duties:
- Section 1. Membership
- Section 2. Officers of Academic Council
- Section 3. Powers and Responsibilities of Academic Council
- Section 4. Meetings and Procedures of Council
- Section 5. Reports
- Section 6. Committee on Committees
While the Faculty Handbook remains the mechanism via which official policies are communicated to the faculty, this website is intended as a resource for faculty and other employees interested in contributing to the university’s shared governance structure.
We hope you will explore the site and send us your feedback about the current information and recommend any additional resources you’d like to see.
The Faculty Union Question
On November 29, 2018, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board requesting a vote on a union to represent a group of non-tenure track faculty at Elon University. Elon received an amended petition from the SEIU on December 7. The university has created this website to provide accurate, factual information to the community related to the faculty union issue. Click the link below to learn more.