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The NSU Faculty Council is the elected, representative body of the Northeastern State University Faculty Association. The Northeastern Faculty Association is an organization of the faculty designed to facilitate democratic participation in the development of institutional policies and further the pursuit of the University's mission and goals. This is accomplished through its elected representative - the Northeastern Faculty Council - serving as a liaison body between the faculty and the administration. The Northeastern Faculty Association is comprised of all full-time members of the faculty. The Northeastern Faculty Association is governed by its Constitution and Bylaws.

The officers of the Faculty Association are a President, Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer. These officers also serve as the officers of the Faculty Council. All three officers are elected for two-year terms by the Faculty Association in elections held in April of odd-numbered years.

NSU Faculty Council Mission Statement

The mission of the Northeastern State University Faculty Council is to promote communication and cooperation among the faculty and between the faculty and the administration. The Council serves as the faculty's collective voice in shared governance in order to achieve excellence in the academic endeavors of the university. Toward this goal the Council seeks to enhance the university's pursuit and dissemination of knowledge by promoting and preserving academic freedom and integrity, encouraging creative inquiry, and recognizing scholarly achievement. The Council further serves to foster the professional development and economic well-being of the faculty.

Adopted by the Council, February 6, 2004.