Described in basic terms, Faculty Governance at UNC Charlotte is the Faculty Council, the standing committees of the Faculty Council, and the management of curriculum. The Constitution of the Faculty, ratified in 1972, gives the Faculty Council the power to conduct the affairs of the Faculty. The Standing Rules of the Faculty Council specify the relationships among the Faculty Council, the Faculty Executive Committee, and the 20 standing committees of the Faculty Council. An important authority of the Faculty involves the management of curriculum. Approximately 800 course and curriculum proposals are processed each year at UNC Charlotte. As UNC Charlotte continues to grow, it becomes increasingly the case that faculty participation in governance is valued and necessary for our success.