306.01 Faculty. Members of the full-time faculty are expected to attend formal academic exercises of the University. Since space at such functions is normally limited, formal faculty participation is restricted to proportional representation from each collegel. Each administrative office is normally represented by one member.
All academic processions are arranged by the Faculty Marshals. Academic regalia is required for formal participation in convocations, graduation, and at other occasions when prescribed. Each faculty member is expected to furnish his or her own regalia which may be rented or purchased through the University of West Georgia Bookstore. Such orders should be placed at the University Bookstore approximately six weeks prior to the date when such regalia is to be used.
306.02 Faculty Marshals
306.0201 Number: One each from Business, Education, and the Library, and two from Arts and Sciences.
306.0202 Duties: Line up faculty in marching order and conduct them to their seats at each commencement and at Honors Convocation; share duties as mutually agreeable, acting as back-up for each other; assume other duties as may be relevantly associated with the office.
306.0203 Eligibility: Must be tenured faculty members of senior rank (associate or full professor) with at least five years of full-time service at the University of West Georgia.
306.0204 Selection Procedure: When a replacement is necessary, the marshals will submit a nominee from the relevant unit, consulting with deans and department chairs as appropriate, and the President will make the selection.
306.0205 Term of Office: Marshals will serve at the pleasure of the President or until they resign, retire, or choose to give up the office.
306.0206 Changes: If these procedures should need to be changed at any time, the marshals and Vice President for Academic Affairs will convene to consider changes and make recommendations to the President.
306.0207 Note: Attendance at fall and spring commencement
shared by the faculty as designated by the faculty marshals. Half
the faculty who are teaching in summer are expected to attend the
commencement. The deans will notify the Vice President for
Affairs who will notify the marshals of those faculty members
All faculty are expected to attend Honors Convocation. Faculty
needing to be excused from their commitment should notify the office of
Vice President for Academic Affairs and will ordinarily be expected to