East Carolina University
The Faculty Senate represents all faculty of East Carolina University. It is comprised of faculty members elected by the general faculty and UNC Faculty Assembly Delegates and senior administrators who serve as ex-officio members with vote. The functions, duties, and privileges of the faculty and the Faculty Senate are detailed in the ECU Faculty Constitution, which is contained in the Faculty Manual, and exercised under the authority of the University Chancellor.
"Shared governance in an academic setting is a fragile balancing act that takes place between the administration of the university and its faculty. It is the attempt by the administration and thefaculty to solve problems and implement policies in a mannerthat benefits all the constituenciesof the university." (Don Sexauer, Chair of the Faculty, Pieces of Eight, 1998)