The faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville hereby organize and associate themselves together under the name A Faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. In this Faculty Constitution and the General Faculty Bylaws, Afaculty refers to persons who hold the rank of professor, associate professor, assistant professor or instructor in an academic department (or its functional equivalent) or the library. We herewith designate academic staff librarians as having faculty status, according to the provisions of UWS 1.05.Section 2 Purpose
The purpose of this organization is to provide a structure of university governance through which all members of the faculty may participate fully in university policy formation, so that all members may enjoy the privileges and undertake the responsibilities of contributing their understanding and abilities to the achievement of the university's mission. This presupposes an open university; that is, that all information necessary to identify the need for, and the formulation of, policy shall be made freely available.