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  • ASC Constitution | AAUP
    written notice of the proposed Bylaws or alterations in existing Bylaws have been sent to the members at least 30 days before the annual meeting Bylaws may be suspended by a two thirds majority vote of delegates present and voting except during the nominating and electing process those bylaws pertaining to nominations and elections Article VIII Amendments This Constitution may be amended at any annual meeting by a two thirds vote of the delegates present and voting provided that written notice of the proposed amendment has been sent to the members at least 30 days before the annual meeting Bylaws I Duties of the Officers The Chair shall preside at meetings of the Assembly and at meetings of the Executive Committee shall call meetings of the Executive Committee and special meetings of the Assembly and shall with the advice of the Executive Committee appoint members to the committees The Vice Chair shall assume the duties of the Chair in case of the Chair s absence or temporary disability In the case of the death or resignation of the Chair the Vice Chair shall become Acting Chair and serve in that capacity until the next regularly scheduled election for the office of Chair The Acting Chair shall serve on the Executive Committee of the AAUP Council without vote In the case of the death or resignation of the Chair if the office of the Vice Chair is vacant the Secretary shall also serve as Acting Chair and remain in that capacity until the next regularly scheduled election for the office of Chair Other vacancies in the Executive Committee that occur between elections shall be filled by appointment by majority of the remaining members of the Executive Committee provided that any vacancy in the immediate past Chair shall be filled by a former Chair The Secretary and the Treasurer shall perform the duties usually associated with those offices The At Large Member elected in even numbered years shall be responsible for assisting and coordinating Government Relations activities in the state conferences The At Large Member elected in odd numbered years shall be responsible for assisting and coordinating Academic Freedom and Tenure activities in the state conferences II Elections 1 Nominations The Chair shall appoint a nominating committee consisting of members from at least three different state conferences Members of the Executive Committee may not serve on the Nominating committee On or before January 1 the Chair of the Nominating Committee shall issue a call for nominations for all ASC offices up for election that year The call for nominations shall be sent to all AAUP members resident in states that have active state conferences defined as those conferences that have conducted state conference officer elections at least once within the previous two years The Nominating Committee may also solicit nominations Nominations shall be sent to the Chair of the Nominating Committee With respect to positions other than the Chair of the ASC the Nominating Committee shall consider nominations from any member resident

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  • AAUP Election Rules | AAUP
    Association at any level national state or local who wish to list their AAUP positions in such an endorsement may do so only if an asterisk is placed next to their name with the following statement The organizational affiliation is listed for identification purposes only and does not imply any endorsement by the organization V Election Schedule Ballots for the election of officers Council members and the Chair of the ASC shall be distributed as follows A Ballots shall be distributed no earlier than March 3 but no later than March 7 or the next business day if March 7 falls on a weekend B Ballots shall be returned and received on or before April 15 or the next business day if April 15 falls on a weekend C Counting of ballots shall begin on the business day immediately following the last date for the receipt of ballots and continue until such counting is complete D February 1 shall be the cutoff date for payment of current year s dues in order to determine voter eligibility VI Election Methodology The method in which elections are conducted shall be at the discretion of the AAUP and in conformity with appropriate Department of Labor regulations A Elections for Association officers and Council members shall be conducted by mail ballot in a manner sufficient to ensure the secrecy of the ballots cast Secrecy is ensured by the use of a double envelope system for return of the voted ballots with the necessary voter identification appearing only on the outer envelope in regular mail elections In the case of the election of district elected Council members ballots shall be mailed to all eligible voters within the relevant districts B Ballot packages shall be mailed to members home addresses During the balloting period the AAUP shall attempt to obtain accurate home addresses for any ballot packages mailed to members that have been returned as undeliverable Ballot packages with updated addresses shall be re mailed as soon as possible Information to members about how to request another ballot if the ballot package is not received or if a member has spoiled a ballot in the process of voting shall be included in the ballot package and posted on the national AAUP Web site The AAUP shall maintain a list of the names and addresses of any members who request replacement ballots Return envelopes containing replacement ballots shall be suitably coded to prevent double counting of ballots The AAUP shall keep a record of all replacement ballots sent in response to requests and all ballot packages that were re mailed after having been returned as undeliverable including dates received and mailed C The counting of ballots shall be conducted as follows The opening and counting of ballots may begin only at the scheduled times and dates established by the AAUP Candidates shall be notified of the locations dates and times of such counting The AAUP will provide a voter eligibility roster to the counting organization to ensure that votes counted from all returned envelopes have been cast by eligible voters At least one Election Committee member and one AAUP staff member shall witness the opening and counting of ballots All ballots shall be secured during any hiatus in the counting D Each candidate is permitted to have an observer present at the preparation and mailing of the ballots and at their receipt and counting by the counting organization regardless of whether the ballots are returned by members to a mail box or to a vendor and the AAUP will notify the candidates of the scheduled locations dates and times Observers may also witness the pick up and re mailing of ballot packages A candidate may serve as his or her own observer or he or she may designate an alternate observer Observers should not interfere with or disrupt the counting of the ballots Their role is limited to observing the election process asking procedural questions challenging defective ballots and lodging protests with AAUP election officials as appropriate Observers should be allowed to monitor the election process but they may not compromise or give the appearance of compromising the secrecy of the ballots Observers do not have the right to count ballots or handle the ballots in any fashion E The ballots including those marked those unmarked and those declared void for any reason and other records pertaining to the election including return envelopes secret ballot envelopes and extra unused ballots shall be preserved for one year under seal in a secure place at the AAUP s national office VII Vacancies in Officer Positions A A vacancy is created by death or resignation of an incumbent or by declaration of the President after consultation with the Executive Committee in the case of an incumbent who had two unexplained absences from two consecutive meetings of the Council A vacancy will also be deemed to exist if at the time when newly elected officers and Council members begin their terms a candidate who prevailed in the election died or withdrew his or her candidacy after the ballots for that election had been mailed B When a vacancy occurs in the office of the President of the AAUP the First Vice President shall assume that office and there will be a vacancy in the office of First Vice President C When a vacancy occurs in the office of First Vice President the Second Vice President shall assume that office and there will be a vacancy in the office of Second Vice President D When there is a vacancy in the office of Second Vice President or Secretary Treasurer or among the elected members of the Council the vacancy shall be filled by a majority vote of the Council in accordance with Article V of the Constitution In filling such a vacancy the President shall ask the existing Nominating Committee to propose two or more candidates The Council shall vote by secret ballot in order to fill the vacancy expeditiously VIII Election

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  • 2016 Election Information | AAUP
    Nominating Committee are Charlie Baker Chair College of the Holy Cross Jacqueline Arante Portland State University Linda Carroll Tulane University James Davis Brooklyn College Leila Pazargadi Nevada State College The committee worked collaboratively to recruit and review candidates for the 2016 Council election A call for nominations was published in the 2015 Bulletin and in the September October and the November December issues of Academe and electronic notices were sent to all members on September 30 November 3 and November 30 In addition multiple call for nominations emails were sent to various national and state leadership bodies of the AAUP individual contacts were made and complete information was posted on the AAUP website In 2016 the AAUP membership will elect four national officers and a total of fourteen additional Council members four at large positions and one position in each of the ten geographical districts The Nominating Committee sought to find at least two candidates for each position The process resulted in 35 candidates completing the requirements to be placed on the ballot The list of candidates is below 2016 Nominees Officers President Rudy Fichtenbaum Wright State University First Vice President Henry Reichman California State University East Bay Second Vice President Caprice Lawless Front Range Community College Secretary Treasurer Michele Ganon Western Connecticut State University Council Members At Large Nathan Natalio Avani San Francisco State University John Castella Rutgers the State University of New Jersey Darrin Divers University of Oregon Sonya Hester Southern University at Shreveport Martin Kich Wright State University B Robert Kreiser George Mason University Greg Loving University of Cincinnati Council Members Districts I Arizona California Colorado Hawaii Nevada New Mexico Utah Angela Brommel Nevada State College Scott Huber Truckee Meadows Community College Chris Nagel California State University Stanislaus II Alaska Idaho Kansas Minnesota Montana Nebraska North Dakota

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/about/elected-leaders/elections/2016-election-information (2016-02-13)
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  • 2015 Election Information | AAUP
    Tenure Women in Higher Education Reports Publications AAUP Policies Reports Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home About Elected Leaders Elections Mission Organization Annual Meetings Chapter Websites State Conferences Elected Leaders Officers Council Records of the Council Council Resolutions Elections Election Rules 2016 Election Information 2015 Election Information 2015 Candidate Information 2014 Election Information Assembly of State Conferences Powers and Functions of the Executive Committee Staff Committees History 2015 Election Information Election Results The total number of ballots received in the AAUP election was 3 351 There were 39 ballots voided The total number of ballots counted was 3 312 See the results of the AAUP officer and Council elections in a PDF document See also voting participation by chapter Any election protests may be filed in writing by certified mail return receipt requested with the AAUP Election Committee by April 30 Send protests to Gregory F Scholtz Staff to the Election Committee AAUP 1133 19th Street NW Suite 200 Washington DC 20036 3655 Fax 202 737 5526 Email election2015 aaup org Earlier Election Information AAUP Nominating Committee Final Report Please note that Jeffrey Baker has withdrawn his candidacy for District 8 2015 Campaign and Election Procedures 2015 Candidate Information Chapters and Conferences Are you looking for a campus based chapter of the AAUP or for your local state organization See a list of chapters or state conferences Start a Chapter Active AAUP chapters serve the profession on more than 450 campuses by supporting principles and programs

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  • 2014 Election Information | AAUP
    Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home About Elected Leaders Elections Mission Organization Annual Meetings Chapter Websites State Conferences Elected Leaders Officers Council Records of the Council Council Resolutions Elections Election Rules 2016 Election Information 2015 Election Information 2014 Election Information 2014 Ballot Information 2014 Candidate Information Assembly of State Conferences Powers and Functions of the Executive Committee Staff Committees History 2014 Election Information Download AAUP2014 ElectionResults pdf Election ballots have been tallied The total number of ballots received in the AAUP election was 4 501 There were 68 ballots voided The total number of ballots counted was 4 433 See the results of the AAUP officer and Council elections in a PDF document Below are the tally results by district District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9 District 10 See also voting participation by chapter Any election protests may be filed in writing by certified mail return receipt requested with the AAUP Election Committee by April 30 Send protests to Gregory F Scholtz Staff to the Election Committee AAUP 1133 19th Street NW Suite 200 Washington DC 20036 3655 Fax 202 737 5526 Email election2014 aaup org Earlier Election Information AAUP Nominating Committee Final Report 2014 Campaign and Election Procedures Candidate Biographical Information and Campaign Statements 2014 Ballot Information Chapters and Conferences Are you looking for a campus based chapter of the AAUP or for your local state organization See a list of chapters or state conferences Start a Chapter

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  • Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Due Process | AAUP
    and published for comment in June 2012 Based on the extensive feedback we received and supplemented by further research it was extensively revised for publication as a book The 2012 draft is thus no longer appropriate for quotation or guidance Instead please consult this Summary of Recommendations from Recommended Principles to Guide Academy Industry Relationships a 368 page report to be published in book form by the AAUP Foundation in January 2014 Read more about Recommended Principles to Guide Academy Industry Relationships Ensuring Academic Freedom In Politically Controversial Academic Personnel Decisions Report and recommendations concerning politically controversial cases involving college and university teachers Read more about Ensuring Academic Freedom In Politically Controversial Academic Personnel Decisions Tenure and Teaching Intensive Appointments Recommendations on stabilizing the faculty infrastructure by converting contingent faculty positions to the tenure track Read more about Tenure and Teaching Intensive Appointments Protecting an Independent Faculty Voice Academic Freedom after Garcetti v Ceballos Report examining the potential impact on academic governance of the Supreme Court Garcetti v Ceballos decision It recommends actions to be taken in both public and private colleges and universities to preserve academic freedom in governance even in the face of judicial hostility or indifference Read more about Protecting an Independent Faculty Voice Academic Freedom after Garcetti v Ceballos On Academic Boycotts A report discussing academic boycotts and relevant AAUP policies and making recommendations Read more about On Academic Boycotts The Use and Abuse of Faculty Suspensions Report analyzing AAUP policy on the suspension of faculty members from teaching or research Read more about The Use and Abuse of Faculty Suspensions Research on Human Subjects Academic Freedom and the Institutional Review Board 2006 report addressing aspects of the federal government s regulations for research on human subjects that constitute a threat to academic freedom Read more about Research on Human Subjects Academic Freedom and the Institutional Review Board Professors of Practice Report addressing a category of full time non tenure track faculty appointments known as professors of practice It recommends in accordance with Association principles that these faculty members be accorded tenure s protections Read more about Professors of Practice Controversy in the Classroom The AAUP clarifies that the group Students for Academic Freedom which purports to rely on AAUP principles concerning controversial subject matter in fact goes well beyond the AAUP s statements and is inimical to academic freedom and the very idea of liberal education Read more about Controversy in the Classroom Academic Bill of Rights Report discussing the Academic Bill of Rights at its potential impact on academic freedom Read more about Academic Bill of Rights Contingent Appointments and the Academic Profession Report examining the costs to academic freedom incurred by the current trend toward overreliance on part and full time non tenure track faculty The report recommends that for the good of institutions of the educational experiences of students and of the quality of education the proportion of tenured and tenure track faculty should be increased Read more about Contingent Appointments and

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  • Recommended Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure | AAUP
    for discontinuance for educational considerations will promptly be informed of this activity in writing and provided at least thirty days in which to respond to it Tenured tenure track and contingent fac ulty members will be invited to participate in these deliberations Note Academic programs cannot be defined ad hoc at any size programs must be recognized academic units that existed prior to the decision to discontinue them The term program should designate a related cluster of credit bearing courses that constitute a coherent body of study within a discipline or set of related disciplines When feasible the term should designate a department or similar administrative unit that offers majors and minors 3 Before the administration issues notice to a faculty member of its intention to termi nate an appointment because of formal discontinuance of a program or department of instruction the institution will make every effort to place the faculty member concerned in another suitable position If placement in another position would be facilitated by a reasonable period of train ing financial and other support for such training will be proffered If no position is available within the institution with or without retraining the faculty member s appointment then may be terminated but only with provision for severance salary equitably adjusted to the faculty mem ber s length of past and potential service an amount which may well exceed but not be less than the amount prescribed in Regulation 8 Note When an institution proposes to discontinue a program or department of instruction based essentially on educational considerations it should plan to bear the costs of relocating training or otherwise compensating faculty members adversely affected 4 A faculty member who contests a proposed relocation or termination resulting from a discontinuance has a right to a full hearing before a faculty committee The hearing need not conform in all respects with a pro ceeding conducted pursuant to Regulation 5 but the essentials of an on the record adjudicative hearing will be observed The issues in such a hearing may include the institution s failure to satisfy any of the conditions specified in Regulation 4d In the hearing a faculty determination that a program or department is to be discontin ued will be considered presumptively valid but the burden of proof on other issues will rest on the administration Review e In cases of termination of appointment the gov erning board will be available for ultimate review 5 Di s mi ss al P roce d ure s a Adequate cause for a dismissal will be related directly and substantially to the fitness of faculty members in their professional capaci ties as teachers or researchers Dismissal will not be used to restrain faculty members in their exercise of academic freedom or other rights of American citizens 9 b Dismissal of a faculty member with continu ous tenure or with a special or probationary appointment before the end of the specified term will be preceded by 1 discussions between the faculty member and appropri ate administrative officers looking toward a mutual settlement 2 informal inquiry by the duly elected faculty committee insert name of committee which may if it fails to effect an adjustment determine whether in its opinion dismissal proceedings should be undertaken without its opinion being binding upon the president 3 a statement of charges framed with reasonable particularity by the president or the president s delegate c A dismissal as defined in Regulation 5a will be preceded by a statement of charges and the individual concerned will have the right to be heard initially by the elected faculty hear ing committee insert name of committee 10 Members deeming themselves disqualified for bias or interest will remove themselves from the case either at the request of a party or on their own initiative Each party will have a maximum of two challenges without stated cause 11 1 Pending a final decision by the hearing committee the faculty member will be suspended or assigned to other duties in lieu of suspension only if immediate harm to the faculty member or others is threat ened by continuance Before suspending a faculty member pending an ultimate determination of the faculty member s status through the institution s hearing procedures the administration will consult with the Faculty Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure or whatever other title it may have concerning the propriety the length and the other conditions of the suspension A suspension that is intended to be final is a dismissal and will be treated as such Salary will continue during the period of the suspension 2 The hearing committee may with the consent of the parties concerned hold joint prehearing meetings with the par ties in order to i simplify the issues ii effect stipulations of facts iii provide for the exchange of documentary or other information and iv achieve such other appropriate prehearing objectives as will make the hearing fair effective and expeditious 3 Service of notice of hearing with specific charges in writing will be made at least twenty days prior to the hearing The faculty member may waive a hearing or may respond to the charges in writing at any time before the hearing If the faculty member waives a hearing but denies the charges or asserts that the charges do not support a finding of adequate cause the hearing tribunal will evaluate all available evidence and rest its recommendation upon the evidence in the record 4 The committee in consultation with the president and the faculty member will exercise its judgment as to whether the hearing should be public or private 5 During the proceedings the faculty mem ber will be permitted to have an academic adviser and counsel of the faculty member s choice 6 At the request of either party or the hearing committee a representative of a responsible educational association will be permitted to attend the proceedings as an observer 7 A verbatim record of the hearing or hear ings will be taken and a copy will be made available to the faculty member without cost at the faculty member s request 8 The burden of proof that adequate cause exists rests with the institution and will be satisfied only by clear and convincing evi dence in the record considered as a whole 9 The hearing committee will grant adjourn ments to enable either party to investigate evidence as to which a valid claim of sur prise is made 10 The faculty member will be afforded an opportunity to obtain necessary witnesses and documentary or other evidence The administration will cooperate with the hearing committee in securing witnesses and in making available documentary and other evidence 11 The faculty member and the administration will have the right to confront and cross examine all witnesses Where the witnesses cannot or will not appear but the commit tee determines that the interests of justice require admission of their statements the committee will identify the witnesses disclose their statements and if possible provide for interrogatories 12 In the hearing of charges of incompetence the testimony will include that of qualified faculty members from this or other institu tions of higher education 13 The hearing committee will not be bound by strict rules of legal evidence and may admit any evidence which is of probative value in determining the issues involved Every possible effort will be made to obtain the most reliable evidence available 14 The findings of fact and the decision will be based solely on the hearing record 15 Except for such simple announcements as may be required covering the time of the hearing and similar matters public statements and publicity about the case by either the faculty member or admin istrative officers will be avoided so far as possible until the proceedings have been completed including consideration by the governing board of the institution The president and the faculty member will be notified of the decision in writing and will be given a copy of the record of the hearing 16 If the hearing committee concludes that adequate cause for dismissal has not been established by the evidence in the record it will so report to the president If the presi dent rejects the report the president will state the reasons for doing so in writing to the hearing committee and to the faculty member and provide an opportunity for response before transmitting the case to the governing board If the hearing commit tee concludes that adequate cause for a dismissal has been established but that an academic penalty less than dismissal would be more appropriate it will so recommend with supporting reasons 6 A ction by the Governin g B oar d If dismissal or other severe sanction is recommended the president will on request of the faculty member transmit to the governing board the record of the case The governing board s review will be based on the record of the committee hearing and it will provide opportunity for argument oral or written or both by the principals at the hearing or by their represen tatives The decision of the hearing committee will either be sustained or the proceedings returned to the committee with specific objections The committee will then reconsider taking into account the stated objec tions and receiving new evidence if necessary The governing board will make a final decision only after study of the committee s reconsideration 7 P roce d ure s for I mpo s ition of Sanction s O ther T han Di s mi ss al a If the administration believes that the conduct of a faculty member although not constitut ing adequate cause for dismissal is sufficiently grave to justify imposition of a severe sanction such as suspension from service for a stated period the administration may institute a proceeding to impose such a severe sanction the procedures outlined in Regulation 5 will govern such a proceeding b If the administration believes that the conduct of a faculty member justifies imposition of a minor sanction such as a reprimand it will notify the faculty member of the basis of the proposed sanction and provide the faculty member with an opportunity to persuade the administration that the proposed sanction should not be imposed A faculty member who believes that a major sanction has been incorrectly imposed under this paragraph or that a minor sanction has been unjustly imposed may pursuant to Regulation 16 petition the faculty grievance committee for such action as may be appropriate 8 T erminal Salary or N otice If the appointment is terminated the faculty member will receive salary or notice in accordance with the following schedule at least three months if the final decision is reached by March 1 or three months prior to the expiration of the first year of probationary ser vice at least six months if the decision is reached by December 15 of the second year or after nine months but prior to eighteen months of probationary service at least one year if the decision is reached after eigh teen months of probationary service or if the faculty member has tenure 12 This provision for terminal notice or salary need not apply in the event that there has been a finding that the conduct which justified dismissal involved moral turpitude On the recommendation of the fac ulty hearing committee or the president the governing board in determining what if any payments will be made beyond the effective date of dismissal may take into account the length and quality of service of the faculty member 9 A ca d emic F ree d om an d P rotection a g ain s t Di s crimination a All members of the faculty whether tenured or not are entitled to academic freedom as set forth in the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure formulated by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the American Association of University Professors b All members of the faculty whether tenured or not are entitled to protection against illegal or unconstitutional discrimination by the institution or discrimination on a basis not demonstrably related to the faculty member s professional performance including but not lim ited to race sex religion national origin age disability marital status or sexual orientation 10 C omplaint s of V iolation of A ca d emic F ree d om or of Di s crimination in Nonreappointment If a faculty member on probationary or other non tenured appointment alleges that a decision against reappointment was based significantly on consider ations that violate a academic freedom or b govern ing policies on making appointments without prejudice with respect to race sex religion national origin age disability marital status or sexual orientation the allegation will be given preliminary consideration by the insert name of committee which will seek to settle the matter by informal methods The allegation will be accompanied by a statement that the faculty member agrees to the presentation for the consideration of the faculty committee of such reasons and evidence as the institution may allege in support of its decision If the difficulty is unresolved at this stage and if the committee so recommends the matter will be heard in the manner set forth in Regulations 5 and 6 except that the faculty member making the complaint is responsible for stating the grounds upon which the allegations are based and the burden of proof will rest upon the faculty member If the faculty member succeeds in establishing a prima facie case it is incumbent upon those who made the decision against reappointment to come forward with evidence in support of their decision Statistical evidence of improper discrimination may be used in establishing a prima facie case 11 Ad mini s trative P er s onnel The foregoing regulations apply to administrative personnel who hold academic rank but only in their capacity as faculty members Administrators who allege that a consideration that violates academic freedom or governing policies against improper dis crimination as stated in Regulation 10 significantly contributed to a decision to terminate their appoint ment to an administrative post or not to reappoint them are entitled to the procedures set forth in Regula tion 10 12 P olitical A ctivitie s of F aculty M ember s Faculty members as citizens are free to engage in political activities Where necessary leaves of absence may be given for the duration of an election cam paign or a term of office on timely application and for a reasonable period of time The terms of such leave of absence will be set forth in writing and the leave will not affect unfavorably the tenure status of a faculty member except that time spent on such leave will not count as probationary service unless otherwise agreed to 13 13 Part Time Faculty Appointments 14 a The terms and conditions of every appointment to a part time nontenured faculty position will be stated in writing including the length of ser vice A copy of the appointment document will be provided to the part time faculty member b In a case of dismissal before the end of the period of appointment the administration will set forth cause for the action and the faculty member will have the right to a hearing before a faculty committee 15 c In a case of nonreappointment if a part time faculty member establishes a prima facie case to the satisfaction of a duly constituted faculty committee that considerations that violate academic freedom or governing policies against improper discrimination as stated in Regulation 10 significantly contributed to his or her non retention it is incumbent on those who made the decision to come forward with evidence in support of that decision d After having been reappointed beyond an initial term a part time faculty member who is subsequently notified of nonreappointment will be advised upon request of the reasons that contributed to the decision Upon the faculty member s further request the reasons will be confirmed in writing The faculty member will be afforded opportunity for review of the deci sion by a faculty committee e For part time faculty members who have served for three or more terms within a span of three years the following additional protections of academic due process apply 1 Written notice of reappointment or non reappointment will be issued no later than one month before the end of the existing appointment If the notice of reappointment is to be conditioned for example on suffi ciency of student enrollment or on financial considerations the specific conditions will be stated with the issuance of the notice 2 If the faculty member notified of nonreap pointment alleges that the decision was based significantly on considerations that violate academic freedom or governing policies against improper discrimination the allegation will be subject to review in the manner set forth in Regulation 10 3 When the part time faculty member is denied reappointment to an available assignment one with substantially identical responsibilities assigned to another part time faculty member with less service if the nonreappointed faculty member alleges that the decision was based on inadequate consideration the allegation will be subject to review by a faculty body If this body while not providing judgment on the merits of the decision finds that the consideration has been inadequate in any substantial respects it will remand the matter for fur ther consideration accordingly 16 f Prior to consideration of reappointment beyond a seventh year part time faculty members who have taught at least twelve courses or six terms within those seven years shall be provided a comprehensive review with the potential result of 1 appointment with part time tenure where such exists 2 appointment with part time con tinuing service or 3 nonreappointment Those appointed with tenure shall be afforded the same procedural safeguards as full time tenured faculty Those offered additional appointment without tenure shall have continuing appoint ments and shall not be replaced by part

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  • Statement on Professional Ethics | AAUP
    major policy statements providing guidance to professors in such matters as their utterances as citizens the exercise of their responsibilities to students and colleagues and their conduct when resigning from an institution or when undertaking sponsored research The Statement on Professional Ethics that follows sets forth those general standards that serve as a reminder of the variety of responsibilities assumed by all members of the profession In the enforcement of ethical standards the academic profession differs from those of law and medicine whose associations act to ensure the integrity of members engaged in private practice In the academic profession the individual institution of higher learning provides this assurance and so should normally handle questions concerning propriety of conduct within its own framework by reference to a faculty group The Association supports such local action and stands ready through the general secretary and the Committee on Professional Ethics to counsel with members of the academic community concerning questions of professional ethics and to inquire into complaints when local consideration is impossible or inappropriate If the alleged offense is deemed sufficiently serious to raise the possibility of adverse action the procedures should be in accordance with the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure the 1958 Statement on Procedural Standards in Faculty Dismissal Proceedings 1 or the applicable provisions of the Association s Recommended Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure 2 The Statement Professors guided by a deep conviction of the worth and dignity of the advancement of knowledge recognize the special responsibilities placed upon them Their primary responsibility to their subject is to seek and to state the truth as they see it To this end professors devote their energies to developing and improving their scholarly competence They accept the obligation to exercise critical self discipline and judgment in using extending and transmitting knowledge They practice intellectual honesty Although professors may follow subsidiary interests these interests must never seriously hamper or compromise their freedom of inquiry As teachers professors encourage the free pursuit of learning in their students They hold before them the best scholarly and ethical standards of their discipline Professors demonstrate respect for students as individuals and adhere to their proper roles as intellectual guides and counselors Professors make every reasonable effort to foster honest academic conduct and to ensure that their evaluations of students reflect each student s true merit They respect the confidential nature of the relationship between professor and student They avoid any exploitation harassment or discriminatory treatment of students They acknowledge significant academic or scholarly assistance from them They protect their academic freedom As colleagues professors have obligations that derive from common membership in the community of scholars Professors do not discriminate against or harass colleagues They respect and defend the free inquiry of associates even when it leads to findings and conclusions that differ from their own Professors acknowledge academic debt and strive to be objective in their professional judgment of colleagues Professors accept their share of faculty responsibilities for the

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