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Faculty Endorsed 5/12/03, Board Approved 5/15/03
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 9/20/04, Board Amended/Approved 10/7/04
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 10/17/05, Board Amended/Approved 10/21/05
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 8/24/07, Academic Affairs Committee Amended/Approved 4/10/07
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 5/6/08, Board Amended/Approved 5/9/08
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 4/14/09, 5/5/09; Board Approved 5/8/09
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 12/7/2011; Board Approved 1/27/12
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION...............................................................................................................................1
A.
STATUS AND ROLE OF THE FACULTY HANDBOOK ................................................................................1
B.
APPROVING ANDMAINTAINING THE HANDBOOK.................................................................................3
CHAPTER II. HISTORY, MISSION, GOVERNANCE, ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION,
FACULTY ORGANIZATION...................................................................................................................................3
IIA.
GENERAL OVERVIEW..................................................................................................................................3
II.A.1. History and Charter .................................................................................................................................3
II.A.2. Accreditation/Memberships ......................................................................................................................4
II.A.3. The Physical Campus................................................................................................................................4
II.A.4. Nondiscrimination Policy..........................................................................................................................4
II.B. MISSION .........................................................................................................................................................4
II.B.1. Mission Statement .....................................................................................................................................4
II.B.2. Educational Opportunities ........................................................................................................................5
II.C.
GOVERNANCE ..............................................................................................................................................5
II.C.1. Bylaws of Birmingham-Southern College.................................................................................................5
II.C.2. Board of Trustees......................................................................................................................................5
II.D.
ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION ........................................................................................................6
I ............................................................................................................................................................................6
I.D.1. Office of the President ...............................................................................................................................6
II.D.2. Office of Academic Affairs........................................................................................................................6
II.D.3. Office of Admission...................................................................................................................................8
II.D.4. Office of Institutional Advancement .........................................................................................................9
II.D.5. Office of Student Affairs ...........................................................................................................................9
II.D.6. Office of the Controller.............................................................................................................................9
II.D.7. Vice President for Administration ............................................................................................................9
II.D.8. Religious and Volunteer Activities..........................................................................................................10
II.D.9. Athletics ..................................................................................................................................................10
II.E.
FACULTY ORGANIZATION ......................................................................................................................10
II.E.1. The Faculty Role in Governance.............................................................................................................10
II.E.2. Academic Areas and Departments ..........................................................................................................11
II.E.3. Service on Committees ............................................................................................................................12
II.E.4. Elected Committees of the Faculty..........................................................................................................12
II.E.5. Appointed Committees of the College .....................................................................................................12
CHAPTER III: CONTRACTS, TENURE, PROMOTIONS, AND TERMINATIONS: FACULTY RIGHTS
AND RESPONSIBILITIES ......................................................................................................................................13
III.A. TYPES OF CONTRACTS ............................................................................................................................13
III.A.1. New Faculty Appointments ....................................................................................................................13
III. A.1.a. Definitions..................................................................................................................................................... 14
III.A.2. Tenure Status .........................................................................................................................................15
III.A.3. Status and Promotion in Rank of Professional Librarians ....................................................................16
III.A.4. Full-Time Term Contracts (Non-tenured; Non-tenure track) ................................................................17
III.A.5. Annual Contract Renewal......................................................................................................................18
III.B. PROCEDURES FOR DECIDING PROMOTION, TENURE, NON-REAPPOINTMENT, AND
TERMINATION.....................................................................................................................................................18
III.B.1. Mid-Probation Review...........................................................................................................................20
III.B.2. Procedures for Granting Tenure ...........................................................................................................20
III.B.2.a. Application for Tenure..................................................................................................................................... 21