Faculty Governance Organization


FGO 2012Faculty Governance Organization members for 2017-18 

From left to right: Jeffrey Briggs, Nursing Faculty, FGO Chair for Health Education Center; Sunita Kumari, Social & Behavioral Sciences Faculty, FGO Chair for Seminole Campus; Albert Farr, Communications Academic Chair, FGO Chair for St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus; Shannon Ulrich, Natural Sciences Faculty, FGO Senate President; Jim Wallis, Natural Sciences Faculty, FGO Chair for Tarpon Springs Campus; Melanie Paden, Communications Faculty, FGO Chair for Clearwater Campus 

The Faculty Governance Organization (FGO) enables faculty members to have input into administrative decisions of the college. The President of FGO provides input into policy and budgetary discussions.

The Faculty Governance Organization at SPC also provides the forum and means for faculty to initiate input and participate in academic decision making and self-governance. FGO, having a multi-site, hierarchal structure, from departmental representatives to a Senate Executive Board whose chair sits on the President’s Cabinet, allows opportunities for ample input, critical discussion and formulation of recommendations. Recognition by the college administration and by FGO that cooperation and collaboration are key elements in facilitating quality development and progress within the college continually supports this mutual commitment.