FACULTY HANDBOOK

2004 - 2005

 Table of Contents

                                                                                                                                   

Foreword        

I.      INTRODUCTION AND FACULTY BYLAWS                                            

Institutional Statements   (Section  I-1)              

      Elon University Mission Statement        

      Professional Schools’ Missions Statements

           School of Communications

           School of Education

           Martha and Spencer Love School of Business

      The Elon Teacher-Scholar

Board of Trustees (Section  I-2)

Administrative Policy (Section  I-3)

Handbook Definitions (Section  I-4)

Faculty Bylaws (Section  I-5 )

 

II.      ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Recruitment and Selection of Teaching Faculty (Section  II-1 )

Contracts (Section  II-2)

     Contracts for Teaching Faculty

           Categories of Appointment

           Granting of Tenure

           Granting of Professional Status

           Review Process

                Probationary Period for Faculty on Tenure or Professional Track

                Probationary Period for Faculty on Continuing Track or Lecture Track

                Stop the Clock

                Non-Renewal of Probationary Faculty

                Post-Probationary Reviews

                Applying for a Tenure Track Opening from an Existing Position

                Moving from a Professional Status Appointment to a Tenure Track Appointment

     Contracts for Appointment to Faculty Rank: Academic Support Staff and Administrative Staff

Faculty Compensation (Section  II-3)

     Faculty Salary

     Compensation for Internship Supervision

     Faculty Workload and Reassigned-Time Plan

Faculty Rank and Responsibilities (Section  II-4 )

Academic Freedom (Section   II-5 )

Statement of Professional Standards (Section  II-6 )

Responsibilities of Teaching Faculty (Section  II-7 )

     Functions of the Teaching Faculty

     Assignments

     Attendance

     Teaching Faculty Offices/Furniture

     Teaching Faculty Office Hours

     Academic Processions

     Load for Teaching Faculty

     Research Compliance

Professional Development for Teaching Faculty (Section  II-8 )

     Introduction

     Faculty Travel

     Grants Awarded by the Faculty Research and Development Committee

           Sabbatical Leaves

           Summer Fellowships

           Released Time Fellowships

           Research, Development, and Advanced Study

Evaluation of Teaching Faculty (Section  II-9)

     Introduction

     Reviews

     Evaluation System for Teaching Faculty Applying for Tenure, Professional Status and/or Promotion

     Evaluation System for Teaching Faculty Applying for Continuance at Elon on Continuing Track
        or Lecture Track Appointments

     Criteria for Evaluation of Teaching Faculty

     Files for Teaching Faculty

     Student Evaluation of Teaching/Learning

     Schedule of Activities for Evaluation of Teaching Faculty

     Responsibilities in the Evaluation of Full-time Teaching Faculty

     Faculty Appeal

     Removal for Cause

Faculty and Administrative Evaluation System (Section  II-10 )

     Annual Report for Teaching Faculty Member (Unit I)

     Evaluation by Department Chair (Unit III)

     Student Evaluation of the Learning Process (Unit IV)

     Student Evaluation of the Learning Process (Graduate level) (Unit IV)

     Evaluation by Dean (Unit V)

     Evaluation of Department Chair

     Evaluation of Provost and Dean

Procedures for Hearings/Complaints (Section  II-11)

     Hearing Procedures for Employees with Faculty Rank

     Faculty Grievance Procedure

     Grade Appeal Procedure

Review of Tenure/Professional Status (Section   II-12)

Committees of the Faculty – Policies & Procedures (Section  II-13 )

The Instructional Program: Policies & Procedures (Section  II-14 )

     Introduction to the Course

     Class Rolls

     Use of Class Periods

     Classroom Responsibilities

     Class Absences

     Missed Tests and Examinations

     Testing Procedures

     Reading Lists

     Term Papers

     Honor System

     Final Examinations

     Collection Policy

     Grading System and Quality Points

     Posting of Grades

     Mid-Semester Progress Reports

     Final Grades

     Academic Warning, Probation & Suspension

     Independent Study Guidelines

     Special Courses

     Incomplete Grade Policy

     Notes

Curriculum and Curriculum Changes (Section  II-15)

Graduate Program (Section  II-16)

Departmental and Committee Annual Reports (Section  II-17)

     Unit I – Departmental Annual Report by Department Chair

     Unit II – Departmental Annual Report by Department Members

     Unit I – Committee Annual Report by Committee Chair

     Unit II – Committee Annual Report by Committee Members  

Faculty-Administrative Communication Flow (Section  II-18)

Responsibilities: Provost/VP for Academic Affairs, Deans, Department Chairs (Section   II-19)              


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