John F. Kennedy University is committed to shared governance and believes it to be a fundamental ingredient of a health academic institution and essential right and responsibility of a scholarly community. John F. Kennedy University agrees with the American Association of University Professors' recognition that shared governance allows John F. Kennedy University to benefit from the accumulated wisdom and knowledge of its Faculty and provides a structure that includes an elected Faculty governance body, the Faculty Senate, through which Faculty and administrators work together to promote John F. Kennedy University's mission.
Therefore, John F. Kennedy University is committed to support:
- the Faculty's fundamental role in making academic decisions,
- the protection of legitimate Faculty aspirations,
- the existence of clear and varied channels of communication that are understood by all constituents,
- the implementation and preservation of academic standards, and
- the promotion of the welfare of the students.
John F. Kennedy University is a complex entity, and the tasks of governance must be apportioned and delegated within the structures approved by the Board of Trustees. The interdependence and cooperation of administration, Faculty, and the Board of Trustees are essential to legitimate and effective governance.