All administrators at the department head level or higher who have responsibilities touching or affecting the academic programs of the university must understand and respect the values of the academic profession and its ethos of commitment to freedom in open and objective inquiry. That is why the university seeks always to ensure appropriate faculty participation in the appointment of its administrators. The faculty should nominate their peers who serve on search advisory committees, interview prospective candidates, and submit evaluations of those candidates for academic administrative offices.
The faculty will be involved in the annual evaluation of department heads, deans, chief academic officer, and the chancellor and their staffs through a process approved by the Faculty Senate. A more extensive evaluation, including a survey, is conducted during the fifth year of the five-year appointment. Input is sought from all faculty across the university, or within the college or department, as appropriate.