UNCW Faculty Handbook

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UNCW Faculty HandbookiUNCW Faculty HandbookTable of ContentsUNCW Faculty Handbook. 1Chapter I: About the Handbook . 1A.What is the Handbook? . 1B.Handbook History . 1C.Style format: . 2D.Authority . 2Chapter II: About UNCW . 3A.The UNC System . 31.Overview. 32.The Code. 43.The Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina . 44.Office of the President . 5a.The President . 5b.The Office of the President . 55.The 17 UNC Campuses . 5B.UNCW. 61.General Information . 62.Mission Statement . 63.History . 74.Campus Map . 85.Academic Calendar . 96.Catalogues . 9C.Administration. 91.Overview. 9a.Lines of Reporting . 9b.Organizational Charts . 9c.Other Links . 92.UNCW Board of Trustees . 103.The Chancellor . 10a.Description . 10

UNCW Faculty Handbookb.4.Duties . 11Divisions . 12a.Academic Affairs . 12b.Business Affairs . 13c.Student Affairs . 13d.University Advancement . 155.Selection of Administrators . 16a.Chancellor . 16b.Vice Chancellors and Senior Academic and Administrative Officers. 16c.Department Chairs/School Directors . 166.Faculty Evaluation of Administrators . 16Chapter III: Faculty Governance . 17A.The Code . 17B.UNCW Faculty Governance Document . 17Article I: The Faculty. 17Article II: Officers of the Faculty . 19Article III: Faculty Meetings . 19Article IV: The Faculty Senate . 20Article V: Committees . 21Article VI: Amendments and Effective Date . 21C.Faculty Senate Bylaws . 21Article I: Membership. 22a.Qualifications . 22b.Selection. 22c.Term of Office . 23d.Alternate Members . 23Article II: Meetings . 23a.Agenda . 24b.Conduct of Business . 24c.Voting . 25d.Executive Session . 25e.Virtual Session . 26Article III: Officers and Steering Committee . 26a.Elected Senate Officers . 26b.Steering Committee Membership . 27c.Election of Officers and Terms of Office . 27d.Steering Committee Duties . 27

UNCW Faculty Handbooke.Appointees . 28f.Employed Secretary . 28Article IV: Faculty Assembly Delegates . 28Article V: Committees . 29a.Types of Committees . 29b.General Provisions . 30c.Description of Committees: Duties and Membership. 32Appendices . 41a.Faculty Senate Standing Rules . 41b.Election Procedures for Autonomous Faculty Committees . 41D.Graduate Council Bylaws . 45E.Faculty Assembly . 46Chapter IV: Faculty Employment . 47A.Policies of Academic Freedom & Tenure . 47Article I: Freedom and Responsibility in the University Community. 47Article II: Academic Freedom and Responsibility ofFaculty . 48Article III: Academic Tenure . 48Article IV: Policies on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure . 49a.Definition of Senior Members . 49b.Eligibility for Permanent Tenure . 49c.Probationary Service . 50d.Procedures for Evaluation and Documentation . 53e.Request by Tenured Faculty for Promotion Consideration . 55Article V: Mediation of Faculty Grievances . 56Article VI: Hearings Procedure for Negative Decision on Reappointment, Tenure, andPromotion . 57a.Permissible and Impermissible Grounds for Negative Decisions RegardingReappointment, Tenure, and Promotion. 57b.Conference with Dean . 57c.Conference with the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs . 59d.Request for Review by Hearing Committee; Scope of Review . 59e.Conduct of Hearing . 60f.Preservation of Evidence . 60g.Hearing Procedure . 60h.Procedure after Hearing . 61i. Appeal Rights . 61Article VII: Faculty Committee to Hear Grievances . 61

UNCW Faculty HandbookArticle VIII: Due Process before Discharge or the Imposition of Serious Sanctions . 62Article IX: Termination of Faculty Employment . 63a.Reasons Justifying Termination and Consultation Required . 63b.Termination Procedure . 64c.Assistance for Faculty Members and Rights to New Positions . 67Article X: Retirement . 67Article XI: Policy on Leave . 67Article XII: Implementation . 67B.Faculty Status . 681.The Faculty . 682.Full-Time Faculty . 703.Part-Time Faculty . 714.Research Faculty . 715.Practice-Track Faculty: Clinical and Practice Faculty . 726. Graduate Faculty . 747. Library Faculty . 758. Emeritus Faculty . 75C.Appointment Policies . 751.Search and Hiring . 752.Nepotism . 763.Equal Employment . 764.Personnel Files . 77a.Official Personnel File . 77b.Unofficial Personnel File . 785.Human Resources . 78D. RTP: Reappointment, Tenure, and/or Promotion . 781.Governing Documents . 78a.University Code . 78b.Policies of Academic Freedom and Tenure .