In addition to substantial research and teaching responsibilities, faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences contribute a great deal of time and energy to the difficult business of developing academic policy and serving the institution in its administration. Faculty serve on committees that provide input into promotion and tenure decisions, promote and monitor research activities, make recommendations regarding the use of resources, provide faculty perspectives on issues of student and faculty conduct, evaluate and approve degree programs and courses within the College.
Some of these committees are established by the UC Denver administration to provide required faculty oversight of teaching and research activities. Others assure faculty participation via standing committees established by the UC Denver Faculty Assembly or the CLAS Council. All provide faculty a voice in shared decision making.