The University Council, in accordance with Board of Trustees Policies, has the power to:
Establish the educational and academic policies of the university;
Be concerned with and, participate actively in, decisions made on other matters that may directly affect educational policies for which the University Council is primarily responsible;
Act upon reports from designated committees, boards, commissions or councils whose actions affect the educational and academic policies of the university;
Advise on policies regarding academic salaries, sabbatical leaves, leaves without pay, tenure and promotion. The University Council has established a personnel committee which reviews and approves, in accordance with the university bylaws, policy recommendations concerning salary and all recommendations pertaining to tenure, promotions in rank and sabbatical leaves.
Establish such standing and temporary committees as may be necessary for the discharge of its responsibilities; define the membership, jurisdiction and authority of such committees; resolve disputes among committees thus established; and act on the reports submitted by such committees.
Advise the president and the vice presidents on policies affecting the quality of student life on campus.