The authority of faculty on academic and governance matters is established through faculty representation on standing committees and teams at the campus, college, and system level. These committees and teams recommend and review instructional policies and governance procedures. A description of the standing committees is provided on the College Committee section of the Employee Handbook. Faculty members also play a role in governance matters through participation in the annual needs and budget planning process. Their responsibilities include identifying needs, establishing program fiscal priorities, and submitting budget requests.