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FACULTY HANDBOOK

2006-2007

Table of Contents

                                                                                                                                   

Printed copies of Section I and II below are distributed to all faculty members. Additional faculty information items in sections A-D are only available online.

Foreword

 I.   INTRODUCTION AND FACULTY BYLAWS

I-1       Institutional Statements

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

I-2       Board of Trustees

I-3       Administrative Policy

I-4       Handbook Definitions

I-5       Faculty Bylaws

 

II.    ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

II-1      Recruitment and Selection of Teaching Faculty

II-2      Contracts

Contracts for Teaching Faculty

Categories of Appointments
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 and 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

II-3      Faculty Compensation

Faculty Salary
Chair Overload Policy
Compensation for Internship Supervision
Faculty Workload and Reassigned-Time Plan
Undergraduate Research Mentoring (499) Compensation Policy

II-4      Faculty Rank and Responsibilities

II-5      Academic Freedom

II-6      Statement of Professional Standards

II-7      Professional Development for Teaching Faculty

Introduction
Faculty Travel
Grants Awarded by the Faculty Research and Development Committee

Sabbatical Leaves
Summer Fellowships
Released Time Fellowships
Research, Development and Advanced Study
Hultquist Fund Summer Fellowships

II-8      Evaluation of Teaching Faculty

Introduction
Reviews
The Evaluation System for Teaching Faculty Applying for Tenure, Professional Status and/or Promotion
The 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 (Unit IV)
Schedule of Activities for Evaluation of Teaching Faculty
Responsibilities in the Evaluation of Full-Time Teaching Faculty
Faculty Appeal
Removal for Cause

II-9      Faculty and Administrative Evaluation System

(Unit I) Annual Report for Teaching Faculty Member
(Unit III) Evaluation of Teaching Faculty Member by the Department Chair
(Unit IV) Student Evaluations

Student Evaluation of the Learning Process at Elon University
Student Evaluation of the Learning Process for
       Faculty Teaching Graduate Courses

(Unit V) Evaluation of Teaching Faculty Member by the Dean
Evaluation of Department Chair
Evaluation of Dean
Evaluation of Provost

II-10    Procedures for Hearings/Complaints

Hearing Procedures for Employees with Faculty Rank
Faculty Grievance Procedure
Grade Appeal Procedure

II-11    Review of Tenure/Professional Status

II-12    Committees of the Faculty: Policies and Procedures

II-13    The Instructional Program: Policies and Procedures

Faculty Attendance related to Instructional Responsibilities
Introduction to the Course
Class Rolls
Use of Class Periods
Classroom Responsibilities
Class Absences
Missed Tests and Examinations
Testing Procedures
Reading Lists
Term Papers
Academic Integrity Policy
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
Advising Students
Teaching Faculty Office Hours

II-14    Curriculum and Curriculum Changes

II-15    Graduate Program

II-16    Department and Committee Annual Reports

Evaluation by Department Chair or Program Director
Evaluation by Department Members
Committee Annual Report and Evaluation
Evaluation by Committee Members

II-17    Faculty-Administrative Communication Flow

II-18    Responsibilities: Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs,
                 Deans and Department Chairs

 

Web Resources:   Additional items ( sections A-D) include personnel policies; campus information and programs; organizations and administration of the institution; faculty, staff, and committee lists.