MCCALL COLLEGE FACULTY HANDBOOK

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SECTION ONE. MISSION, BY-LAWS, GOVERNANCE  1

Part I. THE MISSION OF MCCALL COLLEGE 1

A. THE COLLEGE’S MISSION STATEMENT 1

B. THE GOVERNING BOARD AND THE COLLEGE PRESIDENT 2

Part II. THE FACULTY CONSTITUTION 3

A. PURPOSE OF THE FACULTY 3

B. DEFINITION OF FACULTY AND VOTING PRIVILEGES 3

C. THE AUTHORITY OF THE FACULTY 3

D. THE ORGANIZATION OF THE FACULTY 3

E. FACULTY MEETINGS 4

F. AMENDMENTS TO THE FACULTY CONSTITUTION 4

G. AMENDMENTS TO THE BYLAWS OF THE FACULTY CONSTITUTION 4

H. FACULTY OFFICERS 5

I. THE FACULTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (FEC) 6

J. FACULTY COMMITTEE COMPOSITION 6

K. FACULTY COMMITTEE DEFINITIONS AND PROCEDURES 6

Part III. FACULTY AND COLLEGE COMMITTEES   (This area is reserved for future adoption) 6

A. FACULTY COMMITTEES   (This area is reserved for future adoption) 7

B. COLLEGE COMMITTEES   (This area is reserved for future adoption) 7

SECTION TWO. FACULTY PERSONNEL POLICIES 7

Part I. DEFINITION OF FACULTY 7

A. STARTUP FACULTY 7

B. RANKED FACULTY 8

C. SPECIAL APPOINTMENT FACULTY 8

C. ADMINISTRATORS WITH FACULTY VOICE AND VOTE 11

Part II. FACULTY CONTRACTS 11

A. TYPES OF CONTRACTS 11

B. LOCUS OF APPOINTMENTS 11

C. ISSUANCE AND RECEIPT OF CONTRACTS 12

D. CONTRACT YEAR 12

E. OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT AND/OR PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY 12

Part III. FACULTY RIGHTS 13

A. ACADEMIC FREEDOM 13

B. FREEDOM FROM HARASSMENT 15

C. VIOLATION OF FACULTY RIGHTS, ACADEMIC FREEDOM, AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS 17

D. FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHT TO PRIVACY ACT (FERPA) POLICY 17

Part IV. FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES 17

A. ADHERENCE TO COLLEGE POLICIES 18

B. PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND RELATIONS 18

C. ACADEMIC FRAUD AND SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT 22

D. RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO TEACHING 22

E. RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO ADVISING 29

F. RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO SCHOLARLY, PROFESSIONAL, AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES 29

G. COLLEGE SERVICE 29

H. COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 30

Part V. FACULTY PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 30

A. NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION 30

B. TEACHING AND INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 30

C. SCHOLARLY, PROFESSIONAL, AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES 30

D. SABBATICAL LEAVES    (This area is reserved for future adoption) 31

E. TUITION REMISSION POLICY 31

Part VI. APPOINTMENT OF FACULTY 31

A. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR APPROVAL OF RANKED FACULTY POSITIONS 32

B. SEARCH POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 32

C. APPOINTMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 32

D. POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR APPOINTMENT OF PART-TIME PER COURSE AND SPECIAL APPOINTMENT FACULTY 35

Part VII. FACULTY EVALUATION PROCESS AND STANDARDS 36

A. FACULTY EVALUATION CRITERIA AND DOCUMENTATION 36

B. SECOND-AND FOURTH-YEAR REVIEWS 39

C. PROMOTION POLICIES, ELIGIBILITY, AND CRITERIA 40

D. TENURE POLICY, ELIGIBILITY, AND CRITERIA   (This area is reserved for future adoption) 40

E. PROCEDURES FOR PROMOTION AND TENURE REVIEW   (This area is reserved for future adoption) 40

F. POST-TENURE REVIEW POLICY AND PROCEDURES    (This area is reserved for future adoption) 41

G. PERSONNEL RECORDS 41

Part VIII. SEPARATION FROM THE COLLEGE 42

A. RESIGNATION 42

B. RETIREMENT 42

C. NON-REAPPOINTMENT OF PROBATIONARY (TENURE-TRACK) FACULTY MEMBERS AND FACULTY ON ROLLING CONTRACTS 43

D. TERMINATION 44

Part IX. COMPLAINT AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES 52

A. INTENT  (This area is reserved for future adoption) 53

B. DEFINITIONS  (This area is reserved for future adoption) 53

C. PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING COMPLAINTS  (This area is reserved for future adoption) 53

D. PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING GRIEVANCES  (This area is reserved for future adoption) 53

FACULTY MEMBER AGREEMENT TO ABIDE 54