100.1 Administration-Faculty Roles

Created by: Pat Teague on 02/05/1999
Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 00 - General
 
Originator: Faculty Status Committee
Current File: 100.1
Adoption Date: 08/20/2015
Reviewed for Currency: 08/20/2015
 
Replaces File: 100.1
Date of Origin: 11/12/1975
 
Classification: Faculty
 
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100.1 Administration-Faculty Roles

 

A. Background

The faculty and administration of Furman University have fostered a relationship of mutual responsibility for the life of the University as an academic community. Both work to create a community of scholars committed to free inquiry and participatory governance.

 

B. Policy

The faculty and administration affirm their commitment to communicate with each other about their separate areas of responsibility and to consult with each other in those areas in which mutual participation in decision making is necessary or important. These areas of separate and mutual responsibility are described in the Charter, the Constitution and Bylaws of the Faculty of Furman University, the Policies and Procedures System (referred to as the Faculty Handbook in the Constitution and Bylaws of the faculty of Furman University), and contracts with individual faculty members.

 

C. Guidelines

1.  The President is responsible to the trustees for the University. This responsibility is defined in the Charter and Bylaws of Furman University. Other administrative officers of the University assist the President in carrying out his or her responsibility.

2. According to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Faculty of Furman University, as approved by the trustees and the administration, the faculty has the primary responsibility for setting academic policy, determining the curriculum, defining requirements for degrees, and conducting academic instruction.

3. The administration has the responsibility to provide the faculty with incentives, protections, services, and physical requirements for the performance of their tasks.

4. Faculty members, under the supervision of the administration (including department chairs), have the responsibility to perform their duties in accordance with the Policies and Procedures System (henceforth “PPS”). See File 000.2.

5. Alterations in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Faculty of Furman University may be made only with the approval of both the faculty and the trustees.

6. The PPS will be maintained to set forth policy statements regarding faculty status, benefits, and performance mutually agreed to by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, the President, and the faculty, in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Faculty of Furman University, Article V, Section 5, paragraph (k). It will also supply information about policies and procedures that pertain to faculty operations.

a. Alterations in PPS statements relating to routine university operations may be made by the appropriate administrative officer or faculty committee after consultation with the Policies and Procedures Committee.

b. Alterations in PPS policy statements regarding faculty status, benefits, and performance mutually agreed to by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, the President, and the faculty at large may be made in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Faculty of Furman University, Article V, Section 5, paragraph (c). Procedures for accomplishing such changes are as follows:

(1) Proposed changes may originate either with the administration or with faculty members or faculty committees. These proposed changes will be submitted to the Faculty Status Committee, which will consult with and discuss them with the appropriate officers of the administration.

(2) The proposed changes are then submitted to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean and the President for their approval. Recommended alterations are then resubmitted to the Faculty Status Committee for approval.

(3) Upon joint approval by the Faculty Status Committee and the designated officers of the administration, the proposed changes will be submitted to the Policies and Procedures Committee. The Committee will review them for accuracy and consistency with established policies and will submit all approved revisions to the faculty.

(4) The recommendation must be distributed to the faculty at least one week prior to its presentation to the faculty and allowed to lie on the table at least one month (thirty days) before a vote is taken. A majority vote of the faculty is required for passage.

c. The Faculty Handbook shall include guidelines for the implementation of each policy. Proposed changes in these guidelines may originate either with the administration or with faculty members or faculty committees. In the case of policy statements regarding faculty status, benefits, and performance, the details of the guidelines may be changed by the President after due consultation with the Faculty Status Committee and the Policies and Procedures Committee. These policy statements include, but are not limited to, Files 100.1122.1131.5137.8148.1148.4152.5157.3157.91158.4161.2165.5167.8168.1185.5228.1.  No guideline, however, shall contravene the intent of the mutually agreed upon policy.

d. The Policies and Procedures Committee will regularly review the content of the PPS and keep it current.

e. The PPS will be maintained in an electronic form that is readily accessible to each member of the faculty and administration.

7. For the policy on individual contracts, see File 151.1.

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