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Faculty Handbook

Outline of the University Faculty Handbook
1.1 General Information; Institutional Vision, Mission, Goals, and Principles; Institutional History
1.2 University Administrative Offices
1.3 Governance
  1.3.1     Organizational Charts
  1.3.2     President's Cabinet
  1.3.3     Faculty Senate
       Faculty Senate Constitution
       Bylaws of the Faculty Senate
  1.3.4     University Committees and University Administrative Councils
1.4 Review and Approval of University Rules
2.1 Rights and Responsibilities
  2.1.1      Academic Freedom
       TAMUS Policy on Academic Freedom, Responsibility and Tenure
  2.1.2      Responsibilities of Full-Time Faculty Members
  2.1.3      Descriptions of Teaching, Scholarship and Creative Activity, and Service
2.2 Evaluation of Faculty
  2.2.1      Promotion of Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Members
  2.2.2      Tenure
          Granting Extension of Tenure Probationary Period
  2.2.3      Faculty Dismissals, Administrative Leave, Non-Reappointments, and Terminal Appointments
  2.2.4      Merit Pay for Faculty
  2.2.5      Post-Tenure Review
  2.2.6      Academic Rank Descriptors for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
2.3 General Employment Rules Affecting Faculty Members
  2.3.1      Appointing Power and Terms and Conditions of Employment
  2.3.2      Part-time Employment
  2.3.3      Nepotism
  2.3.4      Political Campaign Events on Property under the Control of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
2.4 Miscellaneous Faculty Personnel Rules
  2.4.1      Faculty Academic Workload
  2.4.2      Assignment of Faculty Workload Credit
  2.4.3      Attendance at University Commencement
  2.4.4      Faculty Consulting, External Professional Employment, and Conflicts of Interest
  2.4.5      Graduate Teaching Assistants
  2.4.6      Complaint and Appeal Procedures for Faculty Members
  2.4.7      Recruitment and Appointment of Faculty
  2.4.8      Designation of Graduate Faculty
  2.4.9      Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions
  2.4.10    Academic Department Chairs
  2.4.11    Assistant and Associate Deans
2.5 Employee Benefits and Leaves
  2.5.1      TAMUS Employee Benefits
  2.5.2      Sick Leave
  2.5.3      Leave of Absence With Pay
           Faculty Development Leave
  2.5.4      Leave of Absence Without Pay
  2.5.5      Family and Medical Leave
  2.5.6      Parental Leave
  2.5.7      Retirement
  2.5.8      Faculty and Staff Emeritus
3.1 Research Rules and Procedures
  3.1.1      Ethics in Research, Scholarship,and Creative Activity
  3.1.2      Administration of Research Enhancement Program
  3.1.3      Use of Human Subjects in Research
  3.1.4      Administration of Sponsored Agreements
  3.1.5      Use of Vertebrate Animals in Research, Teaching,and Testing
3.1.6      Financial Conflict of Interest in Research
3.2 Academic Rules and Procedures
  3.2.1      Student Grade Appeal Procedure
  3.2.2      Development of New Courses and Catalog Revisions
  3.2.3      Development of Academic Degree Programs
  3.2.4      Academic Minors
  3.2.5      Co-curricular Services to Minors
  3.2.6      Course Examinations and Study Week
  3.2.7      Student Academic Misconduct
3.2.8      Shortened Courses and Credit Hours
3.3 General University Rules and Procedures
  3.3.1      Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Rehabilitation Programs
           TAMUS Policy on Alcoholic Beverages
  3.3.2      Tobacco, Smoke and E Vapor Free Environment
  3.3.3      Security of Electronic Information Resources and Responsible Computing
  3.3.4      Public Information Act Compliance
            Public Information
  3.3.5      Guest Speakers, Lecturers, and Entertainers
  3.3.6      Use of University Facilities
  3.3.7      Performance Management for Staff and Administrators
  3.3.8      Performance Reviews of Academic Administrators
  3.3.9      Web Presence
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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Faculty Handbook
Originally Published August 1994
Updated: February, July, and November, 1995
April 1996; February 1997; August 1998 and 1999, August 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2019