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
III.D.9. New Faculty Mentors
Each new Faculty member is assigned a colleague who serves as mentor during the new Faculty
member’s first two years. The Provost assigns these mentors. They serve as Faculty role models
and help answer any questions the new Faculty member may have about the College, advising,
our students, and Faculty membership in general.
Faculty members are expected to teach three courses or the equivalent in the fall semester, a
January Interim term project, and three courses or the equivalent in the spring semester. This
expectation is altered in the sciences, where laboratory sections may equal a lecture section in
other disciplines, and in some fine and performing arts disciplines, which rely on one-on-one
teaching techniques. The workload formulae of national accrediting agencies provide a measure
of guidance in determining the appropriate workload for these areas.
III.E.2. Outside Employment/Consulting
A full-time Faculty member may, upon approval of the Provost and the appropriate Department
Chair, be gainfully employed by an off-campus agency for not more than one work-day
equivalent per week (Monday through Friday). The working day for this policy statement shall
be defined as extending from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hours devoted to gainful self-employment
are subject to these same restrictions.
III.E.3. Student Advising and Office Hours
A full-time Faculty member is expected to meet the following requirements:
Teach a full load as determined by his or her Department Chair and the Provost.
Participate fully in all department meetings, all Faculty meetings, and in the work
of committees to which he or she is elected or appointed.
Be generally available on campus for participation in the activities listed above
and for purposes of helping and advising with students for a minimum of
thirty-two hours per week.
Post hours of general availability for student counseling at the beginning of each
III.E.4. Offices and Equipment
The Provost in conjunction with the Department Chairs assigns all Faculty offices. Faculty
members are asked to post conference hours on their office doors and to keep regular office
hours that are adequate for consultation with students.
Necessary supplies, that have been included in estimated departmental budgets and which are
available in the College Bookstore, may be obtained from the Bookstore. All equipment and
supplies to be purchased off campus must be requested through the Purchasing Office.
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