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(Page numbers below refer to the pagination of the 2011 edition.)

           

ABOUT TAMIU

  • Pg. 8: University Committees: structure of the Technology Advisory Committee was REVISED to add a representative of the University President and reduce the number of other administrative and faculty representatives, and to assign the Faculty Senate representative as chair; a description and structure for the Distance Education and Instructional Technology Committee was ADDED.

 

APPOINTMENT AND ADVANCEMENT OF FACULTY

  • Pg. 23: Others with Faculty Status: description and guidelines for Fixed-Term Faculty (TAMUS Policy 12.07) were ADDED.

 

ETHICS AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Pg. 24: Conflicts of Interest and Outside Employment: sentence beginning “Policies and restrictions . . .” was ADDED to the end of the first paragraph.
  • Pg. 24: Conflict of Interest and Outside Employment: second paragraph (beginning “Full-time faculty are expected . . .”) and eight bullet points following were DELETED.  The deleted materials (inaccurately) duplicated material from TAMUS Policy 31.05, which was referenced in the sentence added above.
  • Pg. 26: Professional Ethics: the words “performances, exhibitions” were ADDED to the first sentence to more accurately reflect the language of TAMUS Policy 12.01.
  • Pg. 26: Sexual Harassment: the last sentence in the first paragraph (“Sexual harassment, as defined in TAMUS Policy 34.01. Section 2, is a Class A misdemeanor under the Texas Penal Code”) was DELETED, and the current final sentence (beginning “Sexual harassment is treated . . .”) was ADDED to replace it.  This reflects a change in TAMUS Policy.
  • Pg. 26: Political Activity: the entire section, eleven paragraphs under the subjeadings Non-elective State or Federal Office, Positions of Employment with Government Agencies, Public Officials and Political Activities, Use of Official Authority Prohibited, Use of TAMUS Funds or Property, Voting and Political Participation, Political Campaign Events on TAMUS Property, Employees and Candidates and Officeholders, and Political Contributions from Employees, was DELETED.  The single paragraph currently under the heading Political Activity was ADDED to replace the deleted materials.

 

EVALUATION AND PROMOTION OF FACULTY

  • Pg. 30: Post-Tenure Review: Introduction: sentence beginning “A definition of post-tenure review . . .” was ADDED to the end of the second paragraph.
  • Pg. 36: Tenure: the earlier first paragraph of the section was DELETED, and the current first paragraph was ADDED to replace it.
  • Pg. 36: Tenure: two sentences from the end of the third paragraph in this section were DELETED (“Tenure is granted only by the affirmative action of the Board of Regents upon recommendation of the President of the University.  At the conclusion of the probationary period and the tenure application procedure, the President will notify the faculty member in writing of the decision of the Board of Regents.”) as redundant with TAMUS Policy 12.01.
  • Pg. 39: Documentation and Presentations in Support of Applications: number of pages in dossier was increased to 25; paragraph was ADDED permitting external review letters and other materials to be added to the dossier.

 

FACULTY WORKLOAD

  • Pg. 42: General Considerations: sentence reading, “Faculty teaching a doctoral seminar will receive one course release time in the semester prior to the semester in which the seminar is delivered, and one course release time during the semester is delivered” was ALTERED to read, “Faculty teaching a doctoral seminar will receive one course release time during the semester in which the seminar is delivered, and may receive one course release time in the semester prior to the semester in which the seminar is delivered.” 

 

GRADUATE FACULTY

  • Pp. 43-46: ENTIRE SECTION was rewritten, primarily to eliminate distinction between associate and full membership in the Graduate Faculty, also to incorporate other changes requested by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.

 

GRIEVANCES

  • Pp. 50-51: Faculty-Faculty and Faculty-Administrator (Grievances): the entire section was rewritten to conform to University practices.

 

NEW FACULTY INFORMATION

  • Pg. 55: Telephones: sentence beginning “More information regarding . . .” was ADDED to the end of the first paragraph.
  • Pg. 55: Telephones: second paragraph previously in this section was DELETED.

 

NON-REAPPOINTMENT, DISMISSAL, AND SEPARATION OF FACULTY

  • Pp. 60-61: Discharge for Cause – Criteria and Procedure: the entire section was rewritten to conform to TAMUS Policy and University practices.

 

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATED INFORMATION

  • Pg. 67: Academic Freedom: first paragraph (beginning “It is essential . . .”) and the first two sentences of the second paragraph (“TAMUS Policy 12.01 . . . (TAMUS Policy 12.01 Section 2.2)”) were ADDED.
  • Pg. 67: Academic Freedom: four paragraphs which began this section in the 2010 handbook were DELETED, and the first four sentences in what is now the second paragraph were DELETED, in favor of the material added above.  This linked academic freedom to TAMUS Policy 12.01 and removed language which might conflict with that policy.

(All major changes below, and henceforth, refer to the
pagination of the May 5th, 2016 Faculty Handbook)


ETHICS AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS


• Pg. 29: Communications Channels: DELETED reference to “Organization Chart (Appendix A)” and ADDED TAMIU URL to the chart location.


EVALUATION AND PROMOTION OF FACULTY


• Pg. 31: Evaluation of Teaching: ADDED the sentence “Faculty should receive their Deans’ and the Provost’s comments no later than May 15th.”
• Pg. 39: Promotion and Tenure Deadlines: August 1 deadline REWRITTEN “Faculty eligible for Full Professor submit a letter of intent to the Provost. All other letters of intent should be submitted to their respective Deans.”


NEW FACULTY INFORMATION


• Pp. 59-60: University Awards: ENTIRE SECTION rewritten to include the title “Distinguished” to the Teacher and Scholar of the Year awards and to add the new “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” award for nontenure-track Faculty.

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