USU believes that shared governance is a fundamental ingredient of a healthy academic institution– and an essential right and responsibility of a scholarly community. The USU faculty provides a structure that includes an elected faculty governance body – the Faculty Senate – through which faculty and administrators work together to implement USU’s mission.
United States University is a complex entity. The tasks of governance must be apportioned and delegated within the structures approved by the Board of Trustees. The interdependence and cooperation of the administration, faculty and the Board of Trustees are essential to legitimate and effective governance.