Faculty SenateFaculty Senate

Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate acts as the primary deliberative and decision-making body of the College faculty. All administrative proposals that require faculty approval come before this body for discussion and formal vote. Proposals, concerns and initiatives from academic division, Dean's Council, and individual faculty are brought before this body for consideration.

Membership is comprised of all personnel under contract as faculty members, including professional library staff and faculty with administrative responsibility. Adjunct faculty, staff members, administrators, and others who may occasionally conduct courses do not hold membership in the Senate.

Academic Camps and Summer Programs

Academic Camp or Summer Program Notification of Intent


Core Curriculum Proposal
Program Curriculum Modification Proposal

Division Chairs and Deans

Course Schedule Change Form
Additional Faculty and Staff Request Form
College Catalog Revision Form

Course Schedule Template

Summer School Course Template

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

What is FERPA and how does it affect access to grades?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) as amended is a federal law which is designed to protect the privacy of and limit access to the educational records of students. This means that institutions generally must withhold such information from parents and others who believe their relationship with the student entitles them to have the information. Lees-McRae College is able to release information if we have on file a signed FERPA release form. If the student has not signed a FERPA release form, the College generally cannot release the information unless it has proof of the student's status as a dependent under the Internal Revenue Code for the period covered. FERPA forms must be turned in to the Registrar's Office.

Faculty and Staff: View the presentation and fill out the orientation form below. Please turn the form in to Lynn Hinshaw in the Office of the Registrar. 

FERPA Presentation
FERPA Orientation Form

Faculty Handbook

Faculty Handbook

Field Trips and Local Travel

Field Trip and Course Travel Form 
Field Trip and Course Travel Liability Waiver

Global and Domestic Educational Travel


Performance Evaluaion

Annual Performance Review Form 
Faculty Professional Activities Report Form
Teaching Observation Form
SAR: Staff Activity Report
Staff Performance Evaluation

Professional Development Grants

Please download and save the grant application first before filling it out. Do not fill the application out within the web browser.

Professional Development Grant Application
Description of Grants