The faculty shall govern and control the educational affairs of the institution in consultation with the Provost and the President, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The faculty, in a properly called meeting (including virtual or hybrid formats), is the primary decision-making body of Limestone University in areas of academic concern. Faculty committees derive their authority from the faculty and are accountable to it for all actions. “Robert’s Rules of Order” (current edition) will apply to all matters of governance within Faculty Meetings, Standing Faculty Committee meetings, College meetings, and Department meetings. Any outstanding or urgent matters requiring a vote between regularly scheduled meetings may be conducted electronically only after synchronous deliberation. Meeting minutes may be approved electronically without synchronous deliberation.