Faculty Handbook: Policies Governing Faculty Service
Relations with Legislators and Members of Congress
The Board of Trustees and the university administration respect the right of each university employee as a citizen to exercise freedom of expression on legislative issues. At the same time, university employees should not, unless authorized, attempt to speak as agents of the university in discussions with members of the Arkansas General Assembly, Arkansas constitutional officers, and members of Congress. University positions are developed by the chancellor in coordination with the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees and System officials. The chancellor, the vice chancellor for government and community relations, and other designated university officials are responsible for interpreting UA policy and presenting data and other information to appropriate state and federal officials. Campus employees who wish the university to consider matters for incorporation into its legislative programs should, in coordination with their supervisors, bring them to the attention of the vice chancellor for government and community relations.