Original Implementation: February, 1984
Last Revision: July 19, 2011
Stephen F. Austin State University will hold commencement ceremonies at the end of the fall, spring, and summer terms. Arrangements for the ceremonies are the responsibility of the registrar. Selection of and arrangements for a speaker are the responsibility of the president in consultation with the commencement committee.
Commencement is an important symbol of the university's core function. In order to have adequate faculty representation at commencement, full-time faculty members are obligated to attend at least one commencement each academic year. For faculty teaching in the second summer term, attendance at the August ceremony is required. Academic unit chairs/directors are responsible for informing faculty members of the provisions of this policy and encouraging them to comply.
Cross Reference: None
Responsible for Implementation: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Contact for Revision: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Board Committee Assignment: Academic and Student Affairs