The faculty of Southwestern Christian University consists of persons who are appointed by the University to teach one or more courses. The matters covered in the faculty handbook apply to all faculty members.
Membership in the academic profession carries with it the responsibilities for the advancement of knowledge, the intellectual and spiritual growth of students, and the improvement of society. Each faculty member must order and evaluate his activities in terms of his commitment to these goals, as well as his own personal and professional development.
Moreover, a member of the faculty of SCU has a special obligation to understand the nature of this institution of higher learning, to appreciate its unique characteristics, and its philosophy and objectives. The faculty member should want to be associated with such an institution and should strive to improve the intellectual, spiritual and practical effectiveness of the University by willing and thoughtful participation in its governance.
As an educational institution, SCU does not wish to impose a rigid body of codified rules upon the members of its faculty. The University does, however, have certain legitimate expectations concerning the conduct of academic professionals. The following statements outline in a general way the obligations incumbent on faculty members of SCU. Although it is not expected that any one faculty member can perform all of these responsibilities in an outstanding manner, it is anticipated that each individual will take all of them seriously and will fulfill them to the best of his ability.
Drafted on: Source: 2014-2015 Faculty Handbook, section 7.01