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Title Page and Board of Trustee Memo

Statutes of the Faculty

Of the 

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts

Adopted October 1968

 

From:      The Board of Trustees, College of the Holy Cross

To:           The Faculty, College of the Holy Cross

 

  1. In order to provide for the orderly pursuit of the objectives of the College of the Holy Cross as a Catholic institution of higher learning and to provide for effective Faculty participation in the formation of the academic policies of the College, the following Statutes of the Faculty are hereby approved by the Board of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross.
     
  2. Except in these areas mentioned specifically in the next paragraph, matters of academic policy approved by Faculty vote and submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval will be approved or not approved as submitted. Whenever the Board of Trustees determines by majority vote that a policy submitted by the Faculty for approval should not be approved, the Board will make known in writing to the Faculty its reasons for not granting approval. Whenever the Board of Trustees determines by a majority vote that it would approve a policy with certain modifications, it will convey in writing to the Faculty the substance of the modifications it desires and the reasons therefore.
     
  3. In the areas of the primary objectives of the College as a Catholic institution of higher learning, rank and tenure, salaries and budget, the Board of Trustees reserves and affirms its right to approve, not to approve, or to approve with modifications policies submitted to it by the Faculty for approval. Whenever the Trustees by a majority vote determine that a policy relating to the areas specified in this paragraph submitted for approval should be modified, the Board of Trustees will make known in writing to the Faculty its reasons for the modification before taking action.
     
  4. Nothing in this statement or in the Statutes which follow shall limit the powers of the Board of Trustees conferred upon it by the Charter from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as amended from time to time or as established from time to time by the Board of Trustees in its By-Laws.