WWW Posting Date: 1/15/2002
Responsible Office: Vice President for Academic Affairs
Reference: Council of Academic Deans
Commencement participation is an integral part of the responsibilities of all faculty and staff members. It has become customary to have a full academic processional in academic costume only once each year, usually at the Spring Commencement, although other occasions may be designated. The procedures for participation are developed for each occasion by the Commencement Committee. Faculty should be reminded that their contractual duties are not considered fulfilled until after they have participated in the spring commencement exercise. Permission not to participate can only be obtained by petitioning the Vice President for Academic Affairs through the Unit Head and Dean.