Faculty Handbook

1.0 General Information

1.1 Statement of Purpose
   1.1.1 History and Philosophy
   1.1.2 Mission Statement
   1.1.3 Vision Statement
   1.1.4 Statement of Values
1.2 Organizational Chart

2.0 Faculty, Ethics and Responsibilities

2.1 Faculty
2.2 Faculty Qualifications
2.3 Academic Freedom, Tenure and Responsibility
   2.3.1 Academic Freedom
   2.3.2 Academic Responsibility
2.4 Code of Professional Ethics
2.5 Departmental Chairpersons
2.6 Departmental Coordinators
2.7 Program Coordinators

3.0 Faculty Status and Evaluation

3.1 Academic Rank and Standards for Faculty
   3.1.1 Rank Classifications
      3.1.2 Provisions of the Process
      3.1.3 Additional Assumptions
3.2 Tenure Policy for South Plains College
   3.2.1 Definition of a College Teacher
   3.2.2 Academic Freedom and Tenure, Board Policy
      3.2.2.1 Definition of Tenure
      3.2.2.2 Purposes of Tenure
      3.2.2.3 Customary Types of Appointments
      3.2.2.4 Admission to Tenure
      3.2.2.5 Grounds for Termination of Appointment
     3.2.2.6 Procedure for Termination of Appointment
     3.2.2.7 Notice of Intention to Terminate or Non-Renew
   3.2.3 Committee on Tenure and Privilege
3.3 Educational Achievement
3.4 Faculty Evaluation
      3.4.1 Departmental Chairperson Evaluation of Faculty
   3.4.2 Student Evaluation of Faculty
       3.4.2.1 Evaluation Guidelines
       3.4.2.2 Evaluation Procedures
    3.4.3 Faculty Evaluation of Departmental Chairperson
       3.4.3.1 Evaluation Guidelines
       3.4.3.2 Evaluation Procedures
   3.4.4 Evaluation Forms

4.0 Instructional Policies and Responsibilities

   4.1 Course Syllabi
      4.1.1 Syllabus Statements
          4.1.1.1 Diversity Statement
          4.1.1.2 Disabilities Statement
   4.2 Classroom Discipline
   4.3 Grading Practices
      4.3.1 Grade Changes
      4.3.2 Grade Interpretation
      4.3.3 Posting of Grades
   4.4 Student Records
      4.4.1 Release of Information
      4.4.2 Faculty Access
      4.4.3 Further Information
   4.5 Curriculum Revision
   4.6 Instructional and Office Hours
      4.6.1 Instructional Hours
      4.6.2 Office Hours
      4.6.3 University Interscholastic League
   4.7 Dismissal of Classes
   4.8 Instructional Load Policy
      4.8.1 Individual Instruction
   4.9 Faculty Advisors Program
   4.10 Financial Aid
       4.10.1 General Information
       4.10.2 Students Wishing to Withdraw
   4.11 Attendance at College Activities
   4.12 Faculty Meetings
   4.13 Faculty Development Program
      4.13.1 Staff Development Programs
         4.13.1.1 Sexual Harassment Training
      4.13.2 Professional Meetings
      4.13.3 Summer Projects
      4.13.4 Teleconferences
      4.13.5 Professional Development Leave
      4.13.6 Continuing Education
      4.13.7 Graduate Study
      4.13.8 Business and Industry Experience
      4.13.9 Consultation
   4.14 Intellectual Property Policy
      4.14.1 Policy Purpose and Criteria
      4.14.2 Ownership of Intellectual Property, Copyrighted or Invented Material
   4.15 Harassment, Including Sexual Harassment Policy
      4.15.1 Definitions
      4.15.2 Procedure

 

5.0 Absences and Travel

   5.1 Faculty Absences
   5.2 Faculty Leave
      5.2.1 Sick Leave
      5.2.2 Personal Leave
      5.2.3 Commencement Leave
      5.2.4 Bereavement Leave
      5.2.5 Professional Leave
   5.3 Travel Request and Reimbursement
   5.4 Professional Development Leave
      5.4.1 Objectives
      5.4.2 Eligibility Criteria
      5.4.3 Application Criteria
      5.4.4 Selection Criteria
      5.4.5 Funding Criteria
      5.4.6 Selection Committee
      5.4.7 Special Conditions

6.0 Councils

   6.1 Council Definitions
   6.2 Academic Council
   6.3 Administrative Council
   6.4 Executive Council
   6.5 Instructional Council
   6.6 Student Affairs Council

 

7.0 Standing Committees

   7.1 Committee Definitions and Rules
   7.2 Admissions Committee
   7.3 ADN Admissions/Academic Standards Committee
   7.4 Athletics Committee
   7.5 Building and Grounds Committee
   7.6 Distance Education Committee
   7.7 Evaluation Committee
   7.8 Institutional Effectiveness Committee
   7.9 Library Committee
   7.10 Marketing and Recruitment Committee
   7.11 Professional Development Committee
   7.12 Retention Committee
   7.13 Safety and Health Committee
   7.14 Scholarship Committee
   7.15 Student Assistance Advisory Committee
   7.16 Technology Committee
   7.17 Website Advisory Committee

 

8.0 Faculty Senate

   8.1 Faculty Senate Purpose, Membership and Organization
Non-Discrimination Policy Statement
      Appendix A Council and Committee Memberships
      Appendix B Emergency Quick Response Guide

 


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