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individual contract between the current faculty members and the College. Whether a particular

procedural provision applies depends on the status of the faculty member and the particular

category of contract or situation. In the event of a conflict between the faculty member’s

individual contract and the


provisions in Chapter III parts A and B, the individual

contract terms shall prevail in determining the respective rights and responsibilities of the faculty

member and the College. If the College modifies the provisions of Chapter III parts A and B,

the effect of such changes shall be prospective only, which means, for example, that the

provisions applicable to a tenure-track faculty member will not change for that faculty member

while he or she is on tenure track. Likewise, the provisions applicable to a tenured faculty

member will not change while he or she is in tenure status. By implementing this


, the

College does not reduce, eliminate or otherwise alter its powers and authority under the College

Charter, College Bylaws, or other governing instruments of the College.

Contents of the

Faculty Handbook

other than the procedural provisions of Chapter III parts A

and B are regarded as College policies, practices, and guidelines that are subject to modification

by the College in its discretion; it is not a contract. The College will not unilaterally modify the

Faculty Handbook

in a manner that would modify the individual contract of a faculty member.

The College Charter and the College Bylaws govern the College but are not contracts between

the individual faculty member and the College. With regard to the Faculty Constitution and

Faculty Bylaws, the College recognizes these documents as embodying core values of the

College, but they are subordinated to the College Charter and Bylaws and are not contracts

between an individual faculty member and the College. The

Faculty Handbook

contains, among

other matters, the College’s organizational structure for the Faculty and the College’s

commitment to the AAUP guidelines for the Faculty’s academic freedom, rights, and

responsibilities, but these other documents are not contracts as between the individual faculty

member and the College. These College documents are available online at the

BSC Intranet ,


the College library, and in the Provost’s Office.





Faculty Handbook

supersedes and replaces the prior

Faculty Handbooks

of the

College. The Faculty, Administration, and Board of Trustees of the College have reviewed,

endorsed, and/or approved this


in spring of 2016. Throughout the year, the Provost’s

Office will keep track of changes that need to be made in the

Faculty Handbook

. Toward the

end of each academic year (or more often, if necessary), the Provost will present the collected

proposed changes to the Faculty Advisory Committee. The Faculty Advisory Committee will

review proposed changes and then formally move in a faculty meeting that said changes be

adopted. (All changes of whatever nature should be formally approved by the Faculty after

review by the Faculty Advisory Committee.) After this, the electronic version of the


can be updated.