The faculty assembly is chaired by the president of the university who has responsibility for the preparation of the agenda for meetings.
Faculty assembly is comprised of all members of the faculty who hold tenure or a tenure track position; all librarians who hold the rank of assistant librarian, associate librarian, or principal librarian; and all members of the faculty who hold the rank of lecturer (including senior rank)* or clinical/professionally licensed faculty (including senior rank)*.
*Lecturers and clinical/professionally licensed faculty are members of the faculty assembly for the purpose of qualifying them to serve on the university senate. Membership in faculty assembly does not qualify lecturers or clinical/professionally licensed faculty to serve on committees whose membership is restricted to faculty in tenure-eligible ranks.
Faculty assembly hears reports from its committees and from the president, the chair of senate, and other vice presidents. It may propose, debate, and recommend matters for senate consideration or for presentation to other officials or administrative bodies. It may also challenge and refer back any university senate action. Faculty assembly has the right of initiative and referendum. Such action shall be considered as tantamount to university senate action.
The faculty assembly may raise questions and offer comments. It may discuss matters affecting Miami university and its environment.
The board of trustees reserves the right to consider, approve, modify, or reject actions of faculty assembly. Amendments to the enabling act of university senate and faculty assembly must be approved by the board of trustees.