“Develop,” “Sustain,” and “Enhance” as Guiding Principles
The faculty of Babson College has the primary responsibility to develop, sustain, and enhance the intellectual and academic quality of the College.
To ensure this, the College uses a model of shared governance in which its faculty is responsible for all policies relating to the college curriculum content and pedagogical process, intellectual vitality and research, academic standards and admissions policies, as well as the manner in which faculty work. On February 29, 2008, the Babson College faculty voted to create a Faculty Senate as the representative body of the faculty.
The purpose of the Senate is to:
- Create a structure for faculty deliberation and decision-making that brings all relevant information and faculty constituencies together for active discussion and policy resolution;
- Promote the self-organization of the faculty to ensure a productive leadership role in shared governance that is nimble and flexible in confronting and directing institutional change;
- Enhance faculty efficiency in legislative decision-making and oversight in those areas where the faculty has the prerogative;
- Provide a forum for expression of the opinion of the Babson College Faculty;
- Be the faculty-sanctioned voice to make recommendations in those decisions that affect the faculty or impact the overall mission of the institution or compromises the values or reputation of the College;
- Promote transparency so that data or reasons behind decisions are clear and well-understood;
- Promote a climate of academic freedom for the College community; h) Encourage intellectual and artistic vitality;
- Support an appreciation of the arts, humanities, and sciences as integral components of business education;
- Establish the institutional foundations to prescribe processes, carry forward institutional memory, and produce decision-making efficiencies; and
- Support the overall mission of the College