The faculty participates in the governance of North Carolina Central University through the formal structured mechanism of the Faculty Senate. The Senate is a faculty-elected body consisting of faculty representatives from each department and/or school. The Faculty Senate is the official body recognized in The Code that may advise the Chancellor on any matters pertaining to the institution that are of interest and concern to the Faculty. Appropriate procedures have been established to provide the Senate the opportunity to give advice with respect to questions of academic policy and institutional governance, with particular emphasis upon matters of curriculum, degree requirements, instructional standards, and grading criteria. The structure of the Senate, its organization, methods of election, and other operational matters are found in the Senate constitution and Bylaws (Appendix II of the Faculty Handbook).