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3   FACULTY

The term Chief Academic Officer refers to the individual responsible for all academic [educational and research] programs. The specific title of the Chief Academic Officer may change from time to time [Dean of the Faculty and Provost have been the most common in the past]; at present the Chief Academic Officer is the Chair of the Deans' Council. The term regular faculty member refers to a full-time member of the teaching faculty with an appointment carrying the rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor; the individual must be either tenured or on tenure-track No person enrolled for a degree at Stevens may be a regular faculty member. An individual whose rank contains any of the words "Affiliate," "Adjunct," "Research," "Visiting," or any other modifier of "Instructor" or the three professorial ranks will not be considered a regular faculty member.

4   Faculty Committee Charges and Membership

[Approved without Section 4.5 by the Faculty at a regular meeting March 3, 1993; Committee Membership Amended March 2, 1994; Promotion and Tenure Committee Amended March 1, 1995; Review Panel Amended March 1, 1995; Undergraduate Students Affairs Committee Amended October 9, 1996]
    0   FOUNDING AND EARLY HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTE
    1   MISSION AND KEY OBJECTIVES
    2   ORGANIZATION OF THE INSTITUTE

  • A faculty member, in accepting an appointment, has a principal obligation to identify his/her professional welfare with the welfare of Stevens. His/Her responsibilities include the specific items listed below. No priority of importance is implied by the ordering, and all items are not necessarily expected to the same degree from each faculty member.

    3.1.1 Effective teaching and counseling.

    This involves adequate and timely preparation for classes, maintenance of high professional standards of quality, participation in the Institute's course evaluation program, counseling students on curricular and professional matters, and seeking outside support for the development of educational programs.

    3.1.2 Conducting basic and/or applied research or improving an art. This includes advising thesis and dissertation students, seeking financial support from outside sources, and keeping abreast of professional developments.

    3.1.3 Writing and publishing professional papers, textbooks or other scholarly works.

    3.1.4 Participating in outside professional activities appropriate to the above responsibilities at other academic institutions, professional societies, and/or industrial and government agencies.

    3.1.5 Participating in Stevens' institutional and departmental committee work and in regular Institute official functions such as faculty meetings, convocation, and commencement.

    3.1.6 Devoting at least five days per week during the academic year when regular classes are in session to discharge the above listed responsibilities. At least four days a week shall be on campus unless absence is required [as in item 3.1.4 above] in which case the individual's Department Director's approval shall be obtained. Such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.

    3.2   Workload

    In addition to teaching, research and/or the development and implementation of special educational programs, the workload includes the participation in departmental or institutional committees and other professional activities as cited in Section 3.2.1. Each individual's workload shall be assigned by his/her Department Director and reviewed by the Dean of the individual's School.

    The maximum teaching load averaged over the academic year shall be twelve contact hours per week. It is expected that

    members of the regular faculty performing research and/or other appropriate scholarly activities would not be assigned the maximum teaching load. The maximum teaching load would be assigned only in those cases where there is no evidence of research activities such as submission of proposals, publication of research papers in refereed journals, publication of textbooks, and presentation of research papers at professional society meetings. A reduced individual teaching load for research and other scholarly activities is granted by the Department Director with the approval of the Dean of the School, such reductions to be commensurate with the individual's level of research and other scholarly activities.

    3.3   Consulting

    Consulting with or without additional compensation is recognized as an appropriate professional activity to the extent that it enhances the professional stature and vitalizes the teaching and research capabilities of the Institute and the unit member.

    Off-campus consulting shall not interfere with the unit member's primary professional responsibilities, as defined in Section 3.1.

    Off-campus consulting, during the academic year when regular classes are in session, which is in excess of two [2] days per month must be approved by the Department Head and Dean of the individual's School. Such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.

    3.3.1 Government Sponsored Grants/Contracts

    Since the state and federal governments have strict guidelines regarding internal consulting, a principal investigator wishing to employ a consultant from within the Stevens faculty must contact the Director of Sponsored Projects to insure that charges for internal consultants are allowable.

    Consulting, whether done through the Institute or outside the Institute, may not exceed two days per month without written permission from the Dean of the appropriate school. Consulting may not exceed one day per week.

    The consultant will apply to his/her Department Director for permission to consult, to indicate the time required, and to determine the potential consultant's willingness to serve at the appropriate salary.

    If the Department Director approves of the consulting, he/she must submit a written justification to the Dean of the potential consultant's School about the consulting arrangement and have the Dean's approval before any work is performed. The written justification must include the number of days per month, the total number of days the consulting will take, and the reason why the consulting cannot be done on load relief [i.e., charging a percentage of the consultant's regular salary to the grant/contract]. In addition, if the proposed consulting is for more than two days per month, a statement that the consultant's obligations to the department are fully met must be included.

    Compensation will be paid at a daily rate equal of 1/195 of the individual's nine-month salary.

    3.3.2 Non-Government Grants/Contracts

    Consulting, whether done through the Institute or outside the Institute, may not exceed two days per month, one day per week with written permission from the appropriate Dean.

    The consultant will apply to his/her Department Director for permission to consult, to indicate the time required, and to determine the potential consultant's willingness to serve at the appropriate salary.

    If the Department Director approves of the consulting, he/she must submit a written justification to the Dean of the potential consultant's School about the consulting arrangement and have the Dean's approval before any work is performed. The written justification must include the number of days per month, the

    total number of days the consulting will take, and the reason why the consulting cannot be done on load relief [i.e., charging a percentage of the consultant's regular salary to the grant/contract]. In addition, if the proposed consulting is for more than two days per month, a statement that the consultant's obligations to the department are fully met must be included.

    The daily rate charged by the consultant should be reasonable.

    3.4   Facilities

    Institute facilities, services and support staff are provided the faculty to carry out their teaching, research and other Institute responsibilities, as described in Section 3.1.

    3.5   Leaves of Absence

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    3.6   Promotions and Tenure

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    3.7   Dismissal, Suspension, or Other Sanctions

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    3.8   Faculty Evaluations and Salaries

    [Promulgated by the Administration as Policy or Procedure]

    Each year eligible faculty members are evaluated for salary adjustment and reappointment where appropriate; eligible faculty members are considered for promotion and tenure. Faculty eligibility for promotion and tenure is discussed in Section 3.6. Procedures for faculty evaluation and reappointmnet are outlined below.

    3.9   Faculty Personnel Files

    [Promulgated by the Administration as Policy or Procedure]

    An individual personnel file shall be maintained for each faculty member. It will originate at the time of appointment by the Board of Trustees. It shall contain all the relevant material from the time the individual was an applicant for a faculty position at Stevens.

    3.10   Emeritus Professors

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      3.1   Faculty Responsibilities

    • Facilities, services and support staff include classrooms, laboratories, office space, telephone service, mail service, secretarial staff, printing, duplicating, visual aids, computer, parking spaces in designated areas, library, cafeteria, meeting rooms, lounges.

      3.4.2   Facility Use for Other Purposes

      The facilities, services and support staff may be used for other purposes, with the approval of the appropriate individual responsible for the facility, provided that the costs associated with such use shall be paid by the user.

      3.4.3   Athletic Facilities

      Members of the faculty may use the gymnasium and other recreational facilities, for appropriate purposes, provided that such use does not conflict with the curricular activities of students.
        3.4.1   Definition

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      3.5.2   Leaves of Absence Without Pay

      Leaves of absence without pay may be granted at the discretion of the Institute. Faculty members seeking a leave of absence without pay must apply in writing to his/her Department Director. The Department Director shall review each application and forward his/her recommendation to the Dean of his/her School. The Dean shall review each application and forward his/her recommendation to the Chief Academic Officer. Each applicant for a leave of absence without pay, provided the application for leave has been made not later than November 15th of the year prior to the proposed leave, shall be notified by February 1st by the Chief Academic Officer whether his/her request has been approved or denied3.5.3 Medical Leaves

      Medical leaves of absence with full base pay shall be granted by the Institute to faculty members upon prior presentation of medical evidence sufficient to support the claim that the member is unable to perform his/her duties for medical reasons. Such leaves of absence shall not exceed four months, except that such leaves may be extended by the Institute at its discretion. An extension of a medical leave of absence may be with or without pay.

        3.5.1   Sabbatical Leaves

      {For the Imperatore School of Sciences and Arts, see Appendix 1.}

      Each year all continuing faculty members are evaluated for salary adjustments and reappointment [where appropriate]. Salary changes are based solely on merit, and as a consequence, the annual faculty evaluation process plays an important role in these decisions. The annual faculty evaluation criteria include all areas in which a faculty member is expected to function, with heavy emphasis on current performance and most recent achievements.

      Evaluations are performed relative to planned goals and objectives. The entire process driven by the strategic and tactical plans of the Institute. They translate into specific plans for the individual schools. They, in turn, help to determine the plan for each department in each school and the department plan determines the plans for its faculty members.

      Since the faculty salary adjustments and merit salary increases are effective January 15 of each year the reporting scheme is adjusted accordingly. The procedure used in carrying out the faculty evaluation follows:

      Faculty Evaluation

      September 1 -- The Department Director sends a memorandum to the members of his/her department who are eligible for a salary review informing them that a Faculty Activities Report is to be submitted to him/her by September 30. The Report should detail the individual's activities in the areas of teaching, research, and participation in governance for the period September 1 of the previous year through August 31 of the current year.

      September 30 -- The last day for submitting a Faculty Activities Report to the appropriate Department Director.

      October 1 through October 31 -- The Department Director meets with each eligible faculty member in his/her department to review and evaluate the individual's performance during the previous academic year and immediately preceding years. The Department Director's evaluation and the faculty member's rebuttal are committed to writing and attached to the Faculty Activities Report. Copies of the reports are forwarded to the appropriate Dean.

      November 1 through November 15 -- The Deans meet with their Department Directors to review their evaluations of their faculty. The Deans may then add their comments to the Faculty Activities Reports.

      December 1 -- The deadline by which time the Deans Council shall have met to decide the salary changes for all eligible members of the faculty.

      .December 7 -- The deadline by which time the Deans shall have met with the President to review their recommendations for faculty salary adjustments.

      December 10 -- The deadline by which time the Deans shall have notified their Department Directors of their decision..

      December 15 -- The deadline by which time the Department Directors shall have notified their faculty of the Deans decision regarding the faculty salary adjustments.

      December 20 -- The information on faculty salary adjustments is sent to the appropriate member of the Finance Office

      3.8.2   Reappointment Process

      {For the Imperatore School of Sciences and Arts see Appendix 2.}
        3.8.1   Annual Faculty Evaluations and Salary Adjustment Process

      • At the end of the first year of the two-year appointment, the candidate for reappointment will submit a report to his/her Department Director. It must contain a curriculum vitae, a summary of activities at the Institute, a plan of activities for the next three years and any other information deemed pertinent for a reappointment decision. Deadline for submission is September 30.

        The Department Director working in concert with the department Promotions & Tenure Committee will evaluate the portfolio of the candidate and provide a written report to the Dean of the School containing its recommendation[s] by mid-October.

        The Dean of the School will communicate his/her decision to the Department Director and to the candidate by February 15 [Re: Section 3.6.4.6]. There will be no appeal process.

        3.8.2.2   Faculty in their second two-year contract

        At the end of the first year of the current two-year appointment, the candidate for reappointment will submit a report to his/herDepartment Director. It must contain a curriculum vitae, a summary of activities at the Institute, a plan of activities for the next three years and any other information deemed pertinent for a reappointment decision. Deadline for submission is September 30.

        The Department Director working in concert with the department Promotions & Tenure Committee will evaluate the portfolio of the candidate and provide a written report to the Dean of the School containing its recommendation[s] by mid-October.

        The report of the candidate will be evaluated by a panel composed of two tenured faculty members in the School, but external to the department, and one tenured faculty member from each of the other two Schools. The panel will submit its report and recommendation[s] to the Dean of the School before the end of October.

        The Dean of the School, in consultation with the Department Directors of the School, will communicate his/her decision to the candidate by February 15 [Re: Section 3.6.4.6]. There will be no appeal process.

        3.8.2.3   Faculty in their first three-year contract

        At the end of the second year of the three-year contract, the candidate will submit a report to his/her Department Director. It must contain a curriculum vitae, a summary of activities at the Institute, a plan of activities for the next four years and any other information deemed pertinent for a reappointment decision. Deadline for submission is September 30.

        The department director working in concert with the departmental Promotions & Tenure Committee will evaluate the portfolio of the candidate and provide a written report to the Dean of the School containing its recommendation[s] by mid-October.

        The report of the candidate will be evaluated by a panel composed of two tenured faculty members in the School, but external to the department, and one tenured faculty member from each of the other two Schools. The panel will submit its report and recommendation[s] to the Dean of the School before the end of October.

        The Dean of the School, in consultation with the Department Directors of the School, will communicate his/her decision to the candidate by February 15 [Re: Section 3.6.4.6]. There will be no appeal process.

          3.8.2.1   Faculty in their first two-year contract

      The office of the Dean of the faculty member's School shall have custody and control of the individual's personnel file. Department personnel files shall also be maintained.

      Information relating to payroll and fringe benefits shall be maintained in the Payroll and Personnel Offices.

      Each faculty member has the right to know of the existence of each and every personnel file maintained on him/her by the Institute and shall be so informed by the individual's Dean upon written request.

      3.9.2   Contents

      The Institute and department personnel files may contain the following items [either originals or copies]: a. Signed application form.

      b. Transcripts supporting claim of academic degrees.

      c. Documents supporting claim to professional training.

      d. Letters or records describing work experience.

      e. Copies of all letters of employment and other documents issued by Stevens relating to employment at Stevens.

      f. Documents relating to professional growth or performance.

      g. Documents pertaining to resignation or discharge.

      h. Documents indicating special competencies, achievements, scholarly research, academic, professional or other contributions.

      i. Any statement that the unit member wishes to have entered in response to or in elaboration of any other item in his/her file.

      j. Medical records.

      k. Annual reviews.

      3.9.3   Access

      The individual faculty member, on giving reasonable notice, shall have reasonable access to his/her own files during normal business hours under conditions which protect the integrity of the files, and shall have the right to copies of material in his/her files. At the time the file is examined, a member may be accompanied by a representative of his/her choice, subject to the approval of the Institute which shall not unreasonably withhold such approval.

      On the written request of a faculty member, the Dean's Office shall make available the personnel file of the individual for examination by the individual and/or a representative designated by the faculty member and approved by the Institute. The Institute shall not unreasonably withhold approval of such a representative.

      A faculty member has the right of reasonable inspection during normal business hours of information relating to payroll and fringe benefits which apply to the individual making the request.

      3.9.4   Confidentiality

      The Institute will not divulge any professional, medical or evaluation data or information from the files relating to any identified faculty member without the express written consent of the individual. This provision shall not prohibit thepublication of statistical information or other use of data in which no individual is specifically identified.

      Written recommendations and comments pertaining to a faculty member's professional performance obtained on a confidential basis from sources outside the Institute may be kept confidential.

        3.9.1   Administration

    Particular rules governing membership on each faculty committee are given below. In addition, no more than one member from any department may serve on any single faculty committee.

    The Faculty Council can waive the exclusion of two members of one department serving on one committee at the request of the Committee on Committees. Any such waiver will be granted only under extraordinary circumstances. No such waiver should be granted for:

    Faculty Promotions and Tenure Committee

    Graduate Committee

    Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

    Professional Practices Committee

    Faculty Council

    4.2   Committee Reports and Planning

    Each faculty committee will submit to the Committee on Committees an annual report and a written plan of action for the next year for distribution to the Faculty prior to the last Faculty meeting in May. Each committee will also present a verbal summary report to the Faculty no later than the last faculty meeting of the academic year. The annual report shall include the actions taken by the committee in question during the year as well as recommendations for future studies and actions. Other written or verbal reports may be submitted or presented to the Faculty as each committee sees fit. In addition, each committee chairperson or a designee will review the committee's plans for the academic year at a meeting called by the Faculty Council early in the fall semester.

    4.3   Committee Charges and Membership

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    4.4   Election Procedures

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      4.1   Committee Membership

    • This committee will monitor and report on planning and financial matters for the Faculty and play a key participatory role in planning for the Institute at large. It will represent Faculty opinion on planning and financial matters to the larger Institute community and, insofar as possible, serve as an integral part of the Institute's planning and budgetary processes. To accomplish its charge, it is imperative that this committee work closely and cooperatively with the Administration, the Board of Trustees, the Deans, Department Directors, student representatives and other Faculty and Institute committees. The Academic Planning and Resources Committee must be given the information necessary to accomplish its tasks. All items coming before the Faculty regarding academic planning endeavors should be reviewed by this committee.

      This committee will review and assist in the development of strategic plans for the Institute and assess necessary financial support required for their implementation. The committee will review all major academic initiatives and existing programs from these viewpoints. Its activities will include reviews of the needs for academic and research programs, staffing requirements, and existing and required resources.

      This committee will be concerned with financial items related to the responsible functioning of the academic programs at Stevens and the financial plans and assumptions related to new programs. It will include reviews of salaries and benefits, library resources, laboratory support, academic structures, and development, start up, and maintenance costs.

      The committee will be empowered to form subcommittees as required to accomplish its tasks. Each subcommittee will consist of two elected members and one appointed by the Faculty Council.

      Membership: The committee will consist of six tenured members of the Faculty, at least one from each school, but no more than three from any given school. Four members will be elected, and the Faculty Council will appoint the other two. Terms will be for three years and staggered.

      4.3.2   Academic Research Committee

      Charge: This Committee will concern itself with all aspects of academic research, both funded and unfunded. For example, it may encourage and support faculty members wishing to undertake research that provides opportunities for professional development, as well as in areas of importance to the Institute. Research that is not currently subject to funding will not be discouraged.

      Membership: The voting membership will consist of regular faculty, and the Vice President for the Graduate School and Research. . Others may be invited by the Committee to attend without vote. Four members of the regular faculty will be chosen by the Chief Academic Officer from names proposed by the Faculty Council. The Committee will elect its chairperson from these four members.

      4.3.3   Academic Appeals Committee

      Charge: This Committee will hear appeals by students on any action taken by the offices of Dean of Student Life and/or Dean of Student Development and the Chief Academic Officer, the Dean of the Graduate School, the Undergraduate Promotions Committee and the Honor Board or any other undergraduate or graduate juridical group relating to academic matters with the exception of the Academic Appeals Committee. It will not deal with non-academic matters.

      It may affirm or reverse an academic action, modify a decision, or return the matter to the body having original jurisdiction with an explanation of its reasons for doing so. The Committee shall be responsible for its own standards and procedures, subject to faculty rules, but continuity is to be encouraged. The committee will file its detailed actions with the Chief Academic Officer.

      The Chief Academic Officer has the authority to affirm, reverse or modify an action of the Committee and shall inform the Committee of all actions resulting from appeals of its actions.

      Membership: The voting membership will consist of regular faculty. Four members of the Committee will be elected by the faculty and two regular faculty will be appointed by the Chief Academic Officer. The committee will elect its chair.

      4.3.4   Committee on Committees

      Charge: This Committee will solicit and propose nominees from the regular faculty for the standing committees of the Faculty and conduct the elections, and shall from time to time review election procedures. In cases where the previous Committee Chair is unavailable to convene the first meeting of the newly elected committee this committee will be responsible for convening the meeting before the graduation Faculty meeting.

      By the graduation faculty meeting, the Committee shall compile a list of members, including the chairperson of each committee and distribute the list to the Faculty. The Committee will verify that the voting members of each committee are regular faculty members.

      This Committee will collect, compile, and distribute annual reports from each faculty committee before the last faculty meeting of each academic year. In its own annual report, the Committee on Committees will summarize the actions taken by other faculty committees during the year as well as their plans and recommendations for future studies and actions. [see Critical Dates Summary].

      Membership: The voting membership will consist of regular faculty. Four members will be elected by the Faculty. The Committee will elect its chairperson from its members.

      4.3.5   Faculty Council

      Charge: The Faculty Council may investigate and make recommendations regarding any matter of concern to the Faculty. It shall consult with the Faculty and advise the President and other Institute officials or administrative groups as it deems appropriate. It may appoint ad hoc committees to aid in its work.

      Membership: The voting membership will consist of regular faculty. Others may be invited by the Council to attend without vote. Four tenured regular faculty [excluding department directors and members of the administration] with the rank of professor will be elected by the Faculty. The Council will elect its chairperson from those members who are regular faculty.

      4.3.6   Institute Committee on Promotion and Tenure

      Charge: This committee will evaluate the qualifications and recommend faculty members for promotion and for the award of tenure. This committee is bound by the Promotion and Tenure Policy of the Institute, Section 3.6.Membership: The committee shall consist of six tenured faculty members of the rank of Professor, with department directors and members of the administration excluded, serving two-year staggered terms. This committee will include three members elected by the Stevens Faculty with vote and three appointed by the Provost in consultation with the Faculty Council.  At least two of the Institute’s four schools and college must be represented on the committee.  In addition, in the interest of respecting the diversity of academic disciplines within Stevens, every effort will be made to exceed this requirement.  No committee member may serve two consecutive, full two-year terms in the Committee.The committee shall select its chairperson each year. Members of the committee may serve as members of the Nominating Committee of their academic unit but are ineligible to serve on their School/College Promotion and Tenure Committee.

      4.3.7   Review Panel

      Charge: The Panel shall carry out those functions set forth in the Policy on Promotion and Tenure, 3.6.5.Membership: The Review Panel shall consist of five members.  The Institute Promotion and Tenure Committee will select one of its members to serve on the Review Panel.  The Provost or his/her representative will also serve on the Review Panel.  The Provost or his/her representative and the Institute Promotion and Tenure Committee representative will each appoint a member.  The two appointed members will then select the fifth member of the Review Panel.  The faculty serving on the Review Panel shall be tenured and hold the rank of Professor.  Department Directors, Deans, Associate Deans, and other members of the Institute or School/College Promotion and Tenure Committees are ineligible to serve on the Review Panel.

      4.3.8   Graduate Curriculums Committee

      Charge: This Committee will be concerned with maintaining the strength of graduate education at Stevens. The Committee will review academic standards, graduate curriculum, financial aid and the academic status of graduate students. The Committee will approve specific courses and programs, formulate policy and the details of its implementation subject to existing faculty rules, and recommend policies governing the awarding of financial aid to graduate students. The Committee will assist the Dean of the Graduate School in the award of financial aid. Membership: The voting membership will consist of regular faculty. The non-voting membership will consist of The Dean of the Graduate School, the Registrar, and graduate students. Others may be invited by the Committee to attend without vote. One regular faculty member will be appointed by the Department Director from each department that offers a graduate degree, and two Graduate students will be appointed or elected in a manner determined by the students. Each faculty member will serve for a period of time determined by the Department Director. The Committee will elect its chair. [from those members who are regular faculty but not a member of the administration.]

      4.3.9   Graduate Student Affairs Committee

      Charge: This Committee will have jurisdiction over the activities and constitutions of all graduate student organizations. It will make recommendations for the improvement of graduate community life to any appropriate body.

      Membership: The voting membership will consist of regular faculty, the Dean of Graduate School, the Dean of Student Life, and graduate students. Others may be invited by the Committee to attend without vote. Three regular faculty will be elected by the Faculty and four graduate students will be appointed or elected in a manner determined by the students. One faculty member will be appointed by the Committee to attend the Undergraduate Student Affairs Committee. The Dean of the Graduate School will be the chair person.

      4.3.10   Library Committee

      Charge: This Committee shall work with the Librarian and the Academic Planning and Resources Committee to ensure that the library is capable of meeting the present and future educational and scholarly requirements of students and faculty.

      Membership: The voting membership will consist of the Librarian, three elected faculty members, two members appointed by the President and four students [two graduate and two undergraduate students]. Of the three elected faculty, one faculty member shall come from each of the three schools

      The two graduate students are appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies in consultation with GRAB. The two undergraduate students are appointed by the Dean of Students in consultation with the Student Council. The Committee will elect its chair from those members who are regular faculty.

      4.3.11   Undergraduate Academic Standards Committee

      Charge: This Committee will investigate, consult with the Administration, and propose to the faculty, standards of scholarship, education, grading, tests, examinations, attendance, admissions, and the award of advanced standing and transfer credit in the undergraduate school. The Committee shall concern itself with the Honor System insofar as it affects academic standards.

      Membership: The voting membership will consist of regular faculty. The non-voting membership will consist of undergraduate students. Others may be invited by the committee to attend without vote. Three regular faculty will be elected by the Faculty, one regular faculty will be appointed by the Chief Academic Officer, and one undergraduate student appointed or elected in a manner determined by the students. The Committee will elect its chair person from those members who are regular faculty.

      4.3.12   Undergraduate Curriculums

      Charge: This committee is responsible for the quality and revision as needed of the undergraduate curriculums. It will bring all proposals for revision of core courses of each curriculum to the Faculty as needed; approve elective courses within each curriculum; and establish rules for guiding the operation of each curriculum, subject to rules established by the faculty. The Chief Academic Officer will bring to the Committee for discussion and advice all matters affecting undergraduate curriculums coming to his/her attention, even when the decision-making responsibility does not rest with the Committee. The Committee, or subcommittees or special committees established by it or through its recommendation or through curriculum committees of the individual Schools shall conduct periodic reviews of each undergraduate curriculum. All proposed revisions of the curriculums will be brought to the Committee for its consideration and recommendations before being brought to the Faculty for approval. When a proposed curriculum revision requires substantial resources, advice shall be sought from the Academic Planning and Resources Committee.

      The Committee has oversight responsibility for all curriculums. It will report to the faculty annually on the condition of the various curriculums.

      Membership: The voting membership will consist of regular faculty and undergraduate students. The non-voting membership may consist of not more than one member appointed by the Chief Academic Officer as well as not more than one member appointed by each Dean of a School. The Registrar will be a non-voting member. Others may be invited by the Committee to attend without vote. Each Department Director will appoint one regular faculty member, and two undergraduate students will be appointed or elected in a manner determined by the students. Each faculty member will serve for a period of time determined by his/her Department Director. The Committee will elect its chair from those members who are regular faculty but not members of the administration.

      4.3.13   Undergraduate Promotions Committee

      Charge: This Committee will determine the academic status of each undergraduate student at the end of each regular or special grading period. The Committee will be responsible for its own standards and procedures, subject to whatever rules and regulations are established by the Faculty, but continuity is to be encouraged.

      Membership: The voting membership will consist of regular faculty. The non-voting membership will consist of a member of the administration appointed by the Chief Academic Officer. Others may be invited by the Committee to attend without vote. Six regular faculty will be elected by the Faculty. The Committee will elect its chair from those members who are regular faculty but not a member of the administration.

      4.3.14   Undergraduate Student Affairs Committee

      Charge: This Committee will have jurisdiction over the activities and constitutions of all undergraduate organizations, including fraternities. It shall make recommendations for the improvement of undergraduate community life at Stevens to any appropriate body. The Committee shall invite the Director of Financial Aid to meetings, as appropriate, and shall advise the Director on financial aid. The Committee shall establish general guidelines for the maintenance of discipline on the campus. Its function is advisory and the Dean of Student Life and/or the Dean of Student Development enforces discipline. Membership: The voting membership will consist of regular faculty, the Dean of Student Life and/or the Dean of Student Development and undergraduate students. Others may be invited by the Committee to attend without vote. Three regular faculty will be elected by the Faculty and four undergraduate students appointed or elected in a manner determined by the students. One faculty member will be appointed by the Committee to attend meetings of the Graduate Student Affairs Committee. The Dean of Student Life and/or the Dean of Student Development will be the co-chair[s].
        4.3.1   Academic Planning and Resources Committee

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      4.4.2   Faculty Council

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        4.4.1   Committees Other Than The Faculty Council

      • To be eligible for election as a representative on one of the standing committees listed, a nominee must be a regular, i.e., tenure track, faculty member, have stated a willingness to serve, and: The candidate must have been a member of the Stevens faculty for at least one full year.

        Candidates may be nominated without restriction to prior service.

        The candidate must be nominated and elected according to the procedures described in Sections B and C which follow.

        The Committee on Committees shall have the final decision on all questions of eligibility of members.

        4.4.1.2   Nominating Procedure

        The Committee on Committees will make an announcement at a meeting of the faculty, and by mail, on or before March 15 of any year, that it would be pleased to receive volunteers or recommendations for candidates to the various committee posts which have to be filled.

        The nominees of the Committee on Committees will be announced by mail on or before April 1.

        Nominations shall remain open for one week following the announcement of the slate by the Committee on Committees. Additional nominations shall be in writing, supported by two signatures of faculty members.

        4.4.1.3   Election Procedure

        The Committee on Committees will conduct an election by mail ballot. This election may be combined with the election to the Faculty Council and the Committee on Faculty Promotions and Tenure. The ballot will contain the candidates' names in alphabetical order.

        All members of the regular faculty with vote may choose from among those nominated. The person getting the highest number of votes will be declared elected. In case of a tie, the decision will be made by lot.

        No name or signature should appear on the ballot or ballot envelope. Each voter must, however, sign the envelope in which the ballot envelope is placed for mailing to the Committee on Committees, who will act as tellers; otherwise the vote will be invalid.

        The results of the election will be announced by mail no later than May 1.

        Special Elections. The Committee on Committees will conduct special elections as required to fill vacant elected positions on faculty committees. Special elections will be conducted at faculty meetings. All normal eligibility rules apply. The Committee on Committees will make nominations and solicit additional nominations from the floor. Election will be by anonymous ballot. [2] and [3] apply. Results will be announced by mail following the faculty meeting. Winners of special elections will be elected for unexpired terms.

          4.4.1.1   Eligibility

        To be eligible to represent the faculty on the Faculty Council a nominee must be a regular, i.e., tenure track, member of the faculty with the rank of Professor.

        The candidates must have been a member of the Stevens faculty for at least two full years.

        The candidate must not have been a member of the Council for a two-year term immediately preceding the one for which the candidate is being nominated.

        The candidate must be nominated and elected according to the procedures described in Sections 2 and 3 which follow.

        The Committee on Committees shall have the final decision on all questions of eligibility.

        4.4.2.2   Nominating Procedure

        The Committee on Committees shall nominate two times the number of candidates as there are positions to be filled. This slate shall be announced by mail on or before April 1.

        Additional nominations from the faculty may be made in writing and such nominations, each supported by the signature of four members of the faculty, must be in the hands of the Committee on Committees within one week after the announcement of the slate.

        4.4.2.3   Election Procedure

        The Committee on Committees will conduct an election by mail ballot. The ballot will contain the candidates' names in alphabetical order.

        All members of the regular faculty may choose from among those nominated for the positions on the Faculty Council.

        The person getting the highest number of votes will be declared elected to the Council. In case of a tie, the decision will be made by lot.

        No name or signature should appear on the ballot or ballot envelope. Each voter must, however, sign the envelope in which the ballot envelope is placed for mailing to the Committee on Committees, who will act as tellers; otherwise the vote will be invalid.

        The results of the election will be announced by mail before the spring commencement.

        4.4.2.4   Terms of Office

        A representative to the Faculty Council will be elected for a two-year term of office. As the Council is composed of four representatives from the faculty, two will be elected eac
          4.4.2.1   Eligibility