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Faculty Handbook

August 2013

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

Foreword
 
1.0 PURPOSE, ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNANCE
1.1 General Information; Institutional Vision, Mission, Goals, and Principles; Institutional History – 8/11
1.2 Senior Administrators: Duties and Responsibilities – 8/13
1.3 Governance
  1.3.1     Organizational Chart – 8/13
  1.3.2     President's Cabinet – 8/12
  1.3.3     Faculty Senate – 9/98
               1.3.3.1  Faculty Senate Constitution – 4/03
               1.3.3.2  Bylaws of the Faculty Senate – 8/07
  1.3.4     University Committees and University Administrative Councils – 8/13
1.4 Review and Approval of University Rules – 9/99
     
2.0 FACULTY PERSONNEL RULES
2.1 Rights and Responsibilities
  2.1.1      Academic Freedom – 1/95
  2.1.2      Responsibilities of Full-Time Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Members – 5/07
  2.1.3      Descriptions of Teaching, Scholarship, and Service – 2/02
  2.1.4      Responsibilities of Adjunct Faculty Members – 12/99
2.2 Evaluation of Faculty
  2.2.1      Promotion of Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Members – 4/12
  2.2.2      Tenure - 12/11
                   2.2.2.1 Granting Extension of Tenure Probationary Period - 2/08
  2.2.3      Faculty Dismissals, Administrative Leave, Non-Reappointments, and Terminal Appointments – 7/04
  2.2.4      Merit Salary Adjustments Within Ranks – 12/99
  2.2.5      Post-Tenure Review – 7/00
  2.2.6      Academic Rank Descriptors for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty – 5/07
2.3
2.4 General Employment Rules Affecting Faculty Members
  2.4.1      Appointing Power and Terms and Conditions of Employment – 8/04
  2.4.2      Part-time Employment – 10/00
  2.4.3      Nepotism 12/08
  2.4.4      Harassment – 10/02
                2.4.4.1      Grievance Procedures for Harassment Complaints – 11/01
  2.4.5      Political Campaign Events on Property under the Control of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - 9/04
2.5 Miscellaneous Faculty Personnel Rules
  2.5.1      Faculty Academic Workload – 7/00
  2.5.2      Assignment of Faculty Workload Credit – 12/04
  2.5.3      Attendance at University Commencement – 9/89
  2.5.4      Faculty Consulting, External Professional Employment, and Conflicts of Interest – 7/03
  2.5.5      Graduate Teaching Assistants – 7/98
  2.5.6      Complaint and Appeal Procedures for Faculty Members – 7/00
  2.5.7      Recruitment and Appointment of Faculty – 12/00
  2.5.8      Designation of Graduate Faculty –  5/09
  2.5.9      Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions –  12/12 
  2.5.10    Academic Department Chairs –  4/07
  2.5.11    Assistant and Associate Deans –  5/07
2.6 Employee Benefits and Leaves
  2.6.1      TAMUS Employee Benefits – 7/05
  2.6.2      Sick Leave – 9/99
                2.6.2.1     Faculty Sick Leave Usage – 12/99
  2.6.3      Sick Leave Pool – 7/03
  2.6.4      Leave of Absence With Pay – 7/05
                2.6.4.1     Faculty Development Leave – 11/12
  2.6.5      Leave of Absence Without Pay – 8/08
  2.6.6      Family and Medical Leave – 6/02
  2.6.7      Parental Leave – 6/02
  2.6.8      Retirement – 8/07
  2.6.9      Faculty Emeritus Status – 8/99
3.0 OTHER POLICY ISSUES
3.1 Research Rules and Procedures
  3.1.1      Ethics in Research and Scholarship – 9/02
  3.1.2      Administration of Research Enhancement Program – 11/06
  3.1.3      Assurance of Protection of Human Research Subjects – 3/05
  3.1.4      Externally Funded Grants and Contracts – 3/03
  3.1.5      Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee – 11/06
3.1.6      Financial Conflict of Interest in Research 8/12
3.2 Academic Rules and Procedures
  3.2.1      Student Grade Appeals – 1/02
               3.2.1.1     Student Grade Appeal Procedures – 8/12
  3.2.2      Development of New Courses and Catalog Revisions – 9/99
  3.2.3      Development of New Academic Degree Programs – 8/02
  3.2.4      Academic Minors – 3/01
  3.2.5      Courses for Graduate Credit – 5/96
  3.2.6      Technology-Mediated Materials and Instruction – 12/03
                3.2.6.1      Procedures for Technology-Mediated Instructional Material – 12/03
  3.2.7      Co-curricular Services to Minors – 9/03
                3.2.7.1      Procedures for Co-curricular Services – 9/03
  3.2.8      Final Examinations and Study Week – 6/06
  3.2.9      Procedure for Academic Misconduct Cases - 6.08
3.2.10     Shortened Courses and Credit Hours 9/12
3.3 General University Rules and Procedures
  3.3.1      Alcohol and Drugs – 6/01
                3.3.1.1     TAMUS Policy on Alcoholic Beverages – 1/01
  3.3.2      Smoke-free Environment – 03/11
  3.3.3      Licensed Commercial Software – 10/05
  3.3.4      Security of Electronic Information Resources and Responsible Computing – 9/11
  3.3.5      Open Records
  3.3.6      Guest Speakers, Lecturers, and Entertainers – 7/00
  3.3.7      Use of University Facilities – 11/12
3.3.8      Procedures for Use of University Academic Facilities 5/13
  3.3.9      Performance Evaluation of Administrators 12/11
  3.3.10    Performance Reviews of Academic Administrators 12/04
  3.3.11    Web Procedure – 3/10
   
APPENDIX: System Policy 12.01: Academic Freedom, Responsibility and Tenure 9/08
 

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