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CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION
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A. STATUS AND ROLE OF THE FACULTY HANDBOOK
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B. APPROVING AND MAINTAINING THE HANDBOOK
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CHAPTER II. HISTORY, MISSION, GOVERNANCE, ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION, FACULTY ORGANIZATION
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IIA. GENERAL OVERVIEW
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II.A.1. History and Charter
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II.A.2. Accreditation/Memberships
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II.A.3. The Physical Campus
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II.A.4. Nondiscrimination Policy
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II.B. MISSION
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II.B.1. Mission Statement
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II.B.2. Educational Opportunities
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II.C. GOVERNANCE
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II.C.1. Bylaws of Birmingham-Southern College
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II.C.2. Board of Trustees
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II.D. ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION
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II.D.1. Office of the President
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II.D.2. Office of Academic Affairs
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II.D.3. Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
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II.D.4. Office of Admission
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II.D.5. Office of Student Development
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II.D.6. Office of Institutional Advancement
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II.D.7. Office of Finance
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II.D.8. Office of Administration and Government Relations
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II.D.9. Religious Life
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II.D.10. Athletics
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II.E. FACULTY ORGANIZATION
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II.E.1. The Faculty Role in Governance
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II.E.2. Academic Areas and Departments
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II.E.3. Service on Committees
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II.E.4. Elected Committees of the Faculty
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II.E.5. Appointed Committees of the College
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CHAPTER III: CONTRACTS, TENURE, PROMOTIONS, AND TERMINATIONS: FACULTY RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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III.A. TYPES OF CONTRACTS
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III.A.1. New Faculty Appointments
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III. A.1.a. Definitions
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III.A.2. Tenure Status
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III.A.3. Status and Promotion in Rank of Professional Librarians
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III.A.4. Full-Time Term Contracts (Non-tenured; Non-tenure-track)
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III.A.5. Annual Contract Renewal
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III.B. PROCEDURES FOR DECIDING PROMOTION, TENURE, NON-REAPPOINTMENT, AND TERMINATION
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III.B.1. Pre-tenure Reviews
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III.B.2. Procedures for Granting Tenure
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III.B.2.a. Application for Tenure
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III.B.3. Procedures for Granting Promotion in Rank
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III.B.3.a. Application for Promotion
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III.B.4. Non-Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty
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III.B.4.a. Non-Reappointment for Reasons of Performance
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III.B.4.b. Notice of Non-Reappointment
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III.B.5. Grievance Procedure
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III.B.5.a. Purpose
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III.B.5.b. Initiation of a Grievance
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III.B.5.c. Role of the Grievance Committee
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III.B.6 Cause For Termination
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III.B.7. Procedure For Termination For Cause
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III.B.7.a. Initiation
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III.B.7.b. Provost
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III.B.7.c. Promotion and Tenure Committee
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III.B.7.d. Provost
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III.B.7.e. President
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III.B.7.f. Suspension
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III.B.7.g. Hearing Committee
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III.B.7.h. President
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III.B.7.i. Review Panel of the Board of Trustees
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III.B.7.j. Compensation Upon Termination For Cause
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III.B.8. Discontinuance of an Academic Program or Department and Terminations Due to Educational Considerations
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The College shall adhere to the following deadlines for notifying affected faculty members of their termination. The cause for termination shall be stated in the notice. The faculty member must be notified in writing: 1) not later than March 1 of t...
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III.B.9. Declaration of Financial Exigency, Resulting Discontinuance of Programs and Departments, Reductions in Force, and Resulting Terminations
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The applicable procedures established in Section III.B.8.c. shall be followed. The College shall follow established procedures of notification as set forth in section III.B.4.b. of this Handbook.
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III.C. FACULTY EVALUATION
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III.D. FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
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III.D.1. Philosophy of Faculty Development
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III.D.2. Sabbatical Leave
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III.D.3. Working for Pay during Sabbatical
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III.D.4. January Leave
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III.D.5. Summer Stipends
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III.D.6. Professional Travel and Conferences
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III.D.7. Named Chairs and Funding
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III.D.8. Taking Courses at the College
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III.D.9. The Bob Whetstone Faculty Development Award
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III.D.10. New Faculty Mentors
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III.E. WORKLOAD
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III.E.1. Academic
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III.E.2. Outside Employment/Consulting
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III.E.3. Responsibilities Outside of the Classroom
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III.E.4. Offices and Equipment
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III.F. BENEFITS
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IIIF.1. Medical Insurance
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III.F.2. Retirement
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III.F.3. Life Insurance
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III.F.4. Flexible Benefits Plan
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III.F.5. Long-Term Disability Insurance
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III.F.6. Institutional Benefits: Tuition Remission/Grants
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III.F.7. Faculty Family and Medical Leave Policy
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III.F.8. Other
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III.G. Compensation Policies, Salary Schedule, and Rationale
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III.H. Employment of Relatives
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CHAPTER IV: ACADEMIC POLICIES AND SERVICES
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IV.A. TEACHING AND ACADEMIC ADVISING
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IV.A.1. Teaching Methods
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IV.A.2. Academic Advising
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IV.A.3. Advising Mission Statement
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IV.A.4. FERPA
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IV.A.5. Student Referrals
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IV.B. STUDENT EVALUATION
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IV.B.1. Syllabi
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IV.B.2. Tests
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IV.B.3. Final Examinations
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IV.C. GRADES
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IV.D. GRADE APPEALS
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IV.E. COURSE EVALUATION
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IV.F. THE HONOR CODE
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IV.F.1. Description of the Honor Code
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IV.F.2. Examinations
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IV.F.3. Out-of-Class Work
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IV.F.4. Use of Old Quizzes and Papers
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IV.F.5. Instructor's Interpretation
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IV.G. CONVOCATIONS
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IV.H. REGISTRATION
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IV.I. DROPPING AND ADDING COURSES
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IV.J. WITHDRAWALS
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IV.K. CLASS ABSENCES
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IV.L. LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES
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IV.M. SUMMER SCHOOL
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CHAPTER V: ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL POLICIES AND SERVICES
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V.A. ACADEMIC PROGRAM SECRETARIES
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V.B. TELEPHONES
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V.C. SMOKING ON CAMPUS
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V.D. TEXTBOOKS AND CLASS SUPPLIES
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V.E. COMPUTERS FOR FACULTY
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CHAPTER VI: STUDENT DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND SERVICES
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VI.A. COUNSELING
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VI.B. CAREER SERVICES
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VI.C. ORGANIZATION OF THE STUDENT BODY
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VI.D. THE PUBLICATION BOARD
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VI.E. STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
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VI.F. MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS
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VI.G. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
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VI.H. THE ATHLETIC PROGRAM
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VI.H.1. Intercollegiate
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VI.H.2. Intramural
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VI.H.3. Individual Recreation & Fitness
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VI.I. THE CHORAL PROGRAM
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VI.J. ARTISTIC PERFORMANCES
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VI.K. OTHER ACTIVITIES
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VI.L. FACULTY INVOLVEMENT IN STUDENT LIFE
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VI.M. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
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CHAPTER VII: EXTERNAL RELATIONS POLICIES
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VII.A. POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
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VII.B. DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE
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VII.C. EXTERNALLY FUNDED GRANTS AND CONTRACTS
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APPENDIX
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Appendix A: Tuition Remission and Tuition Exchange Policy
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Appendix B: A Statement of Ecumenical and Interfaith Respect
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Appendix C: Statement of Policy on Sexual Harassment Concerning Faculty
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Appendix D: Policy on the Legal and Ethical Use of Technology Resources, Electronic Mail, and the Internet
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Appendix E: Website
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Appendix F: Charles B. Vail College Fellows Program
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Appendix G: Family and Medical Leave Policy
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Appendix H: Confidential Complaint Procedure for Reporting on Potential Financial Misconduct at the College
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Appendix I: Guidelines for Faculty Professional Development Travel
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Appendix J: Policy on Intellectual Property
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Appendix K: Faculty Evaluation Forms
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Appendix L: Faculty Diversity Resolution
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Resolution of the Faculty Monday, 12 May 2003
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