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PREFACE

 

Faculty Handbook Revision Process

 

ABOUT TAMIU

 

Accreditation

 

Mission Statement

 

History

 

Governance and Administration

 

The TAMUS Board of Regents

 

President

 

Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs

 

Vice-President for Finance and Administration

 

Vice-President for Institutional Advancement

 

Vice-President for Student Success

 

Academic Deans

 

Department Chairs

 

Other Academic Affairs Administrators

 

General University Governance

 

University Executive Council

 

Council of Deans

 

Student Government Association

 

Staff Senate

 

Faculty Assembly

 

Faculty Senate

 

Faculty Senate Committees

 

University Committees

 

Committee Assignment Procedure

 

Graduate Council

 

Responsibilities

 

Composition

 

Membership

 

Elections and Appointments

 

Library and Instructional Support

 

Library Policies

 

APPOINTMENT AND ADVANCEMENT OF FACULTY

 

Terms of Appointment

 

Contract Form

 

Search, Appointment, and Orientation of New Faculty

 

Search Procedures

 

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action

 

Application for Employment

 

Appointment Procedures

 

Orientation

 

Pre-employment

 

Employee's Affidavit

 

Faculty Handbook

 

Personnel Records

 

Official File

 

Grievance File

 

Major Faculty Responsibilities

 

Teaching

 

Service

 

Scholarship

 

Definition of Faculty Status

 

Instructor

 

Assistant Professor

 

Associate Professor

 

Full Professor

 

Assistant Librarian

 

Associate Librarian

 

Full Librarian

 

Others with Faculty Status

 

ETHICS AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS

 

Principles of Ethical Conduct

 

Conflicts of Interest and Outside Employment

 

Use of Property and Equipment

 

Professional Standards

 

Professional Ethics

 

Anti-Discrimination/Title IX

 

Improper Consensual Relationships

 

Political Activity

 

External Relations

 

Communications Channels

 

Publicity for Faculty Activities

 

Grants Policy

 

Use of Institutional Letterhead, Trademarks, Trade Names

 

Fund Raising

 

EVALUATION AND PROMOTION OF FACULTY

 

Annual Review

 

College Evaluation Procedure

 

College Evaluation Criteria

 

Evaluation of Teaching

 

Midpoint Review of Faculty

 

Post-Tenure Review

 

Introduction

 

Post-Tenure Review

 

Evaluation Criteria

 

General Evaluation Process

 

Evaluation Process for Faculty with “Serious Deficiencies”

 

Professional Development Plan

 

Appeals

 

Voluntary Post-Tenure Review

 

Tenure and Promotion

 

Promotion of Faculty

 

Tenure

 

Promotion and Tenure Deadlines

 

Promotion, Tenure, and Retention Committees

 

Replacement of Faculty on Promotion, Tenure, and Retention Committees

 

Chairs of Promotion, Tenure, and Retention Committees

 

Confidentiality

 

Documentation and Presentations in Support of Applications

 

Final Promotion and Tenure Decisions

 

Procedure for Appeal of Promotion and Tenure Decisions

 

FACULTY WORKLOAD

 

Teaching

 

Release Time for Research

 

Baseline Expectations for Faculty Awarded Release Time for Research

 

Additional Release Time for Intensive Research

 

Release Time for Non-Research Activities

 

General Considerations

 

Summer Teaching

 

GRADUATE FACULTY

 

Categories and Requirements for Membership

 

Procedures for Nomination to the Graduate Faculty

 

GRIEVANCES

 

University Ombuds Officer

 

Faculty Complaint, Grievance, and Appeal Procedures

 

Faculty-Student

 

Faculty-Faculty

 

Faculty-Administrator

 

HUMAN RESOURCES INFORMATION

 

Personal Leaves

 

Sick Leave

 

Military Leave

 

Civic Duty

 

Emergency Leave of Absence

 

Parental Leave of Absence

 

Family and Medical Leave

 

Vacation

 

Other Human Resources Information

 

NEW FACULTY INFORMATION

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

 

Bulletin Boards

 

Communicable Diseases

 

Emergency Closing

 

Keys

 

Leave of Absence

 

Mail and Email

 

Purchase Orders / Requisitions

 

Telephones

 

University Awards

 

Procedure

 

NON-REAPPOINTMENT, DISMISSAL, AND SEPARATION OF FACULTY

 

Phasing Out of Programs or Financial Exigencies

 

Notice of Reduction in Force

 

Hearings

 

Individual’s Value to Program

 

Non-reappointment

 

Separation

 

Resignation

 

Retirement

 

Failure to Meet Standards

 

Discharge for Cause – Criteria and Procedure

 

RESEARCH INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES

 

Copyright and Intellectual Property

 

Hazardous Waste

 

Human Subjects

 

Inventions, Patents, and Creations

 

Scientific Misconduct and Animal Research

 

Study Leave and Faculty Development Leave

 

Study Leave

 

STUDENT SUCCESS

 

Student Handbook

 

Sponsorship / Organizations

 

Student Violations of Academic Integrity (Cheating, Plagiarism)

 

Student Leave of Absence and Pregnant / Parenting Students

 

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATED INFORMATION

 

Academic Freedom

 

Faculty Responsibilities

 

Teaching Faculty

 

Library Faculty

 

Academic Services and Support (Media, Computer, etc.)

 

Program Evaluation

 

Student Advising

 

Student Records (FERPA)

 

Posting Grades

 

Office Hours

 

APPENDIX A: Changes to Faculty Handbook Since 2010

 

APPENDIX B: Faculty Constitution

 

APPENDIX C: Faculty Senate Members

 

APPENDIX D: An Ideal Model for Faculty Workload Equivalency Units

 

APPENDIX E: TAMIU Honor Code

 

APPENDIX F: College Documents for Fixed-Term Faculty

 

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

 

Librarians Sue & Radcliffe Killam Library

 

College of Education

 

University College