Page 57 - BSC Faculty Handbook

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
submitted at the circulation desk or through the online forms available at the Library’s home
page as early as possible so that materials may be located and placed on reserve in time for class
The Faculty share with the Library staff the responsibility for building the library collections and
for new acquisitions. Acquisition funds are allocated to academic disciplines from the Library's
annual operating budget. Order requests from Faculty are charged against this disciplinary
allocation. Order forms are available in the Library or may be submitted electronically via the
Library Home Page.
Department Chairs are informed on a regular basis of allocations to Disciplines within their
Department and of current expenditures and fund balances. All order requests should be
approved by the Department Chair or the designated Department member before being submitted
to the Library. The Library's annual budget cycle conforms to the College fiscal year, which
begins on June 1 preceding the academic year. Order requests are charged against a
Department’s allocation until April 1 of the academic year. On that date, any unspent
Departmental allocations revert to the Library's general fund. Additional information about
ordering is available from Library staff or from the Department Chair.
As members of the academic community, librarians are collaborators in meeting the Faculty’s
expressed mission to transmit knowledge and seek understanding. The librarians work with
fellow Faculty and students in research partnerships, in team-teaching, and in specialized
instruction. Librarians are expected to hold at least the Master of Library Science degree or its
equivalent and, as Faculty members, are expected to share in the responsibility and benefits of
that status. Specific criteria and eligibility for promotion and retention will be determined by the
Promotion and Tenure Committee, with approval of the Faculty, the Provost, and the President,
as stated elsewhere in the Faculty Handbook.
The summer term permits students to accelerate their progress toward graduation, make up
courses missed, and, in some special circumstances, make up missed Interim projects. Although
Faculty members are employed for the academic year extending from September through
graduation in late May or early June, individual Faculty members may teach in the summer term
for extra compensation. A Faculty member who wishes to teach in the summer term should
notify the Chair of his or her Department during the fall term, before the summer term schedule
is completed.
Faculty members are also compensated for doing individualized study contracts with students
during the summer.
The College offers a Master of Arts in Public and Private Management
MPPM). The College
also offers a Graduate Certificate in Public and Private Management for students with foreign
undergraduate degrees. The MPPM and the Graduate Certificate in Public and Private
Management are directed through the Office of the Provost.