Faculty Handbook

32. Service to the College and the Community

Service to the College and the Community

Service to the College

Faculty members are expected to serve the College by assuming responsibilities assigned to them

by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. These may include serving on specific committees,

aiding in campus events sponsored by the College, or assisting with minor administrative

responsibilities. The following areas also apply to all full-time faculty members.

College Councils and Committees


All faculty members are required to serve on a minimum of two (2) councils and/or

committees during the regular nine-month academic calendar. This can include any of

the Colleges standing committees or councils as well as any study groups, ad hoc or

other special committees. Exceptions may be granted by the Vice President for

Academic Affairs to those faculty who are carrying especially large teaching loads, are

involved in other service activities, or are in their first full-timecontract.

School or Division Meetings

Faculty member belongs to a School or Division of the College. Therefore, faculty

should attend all School or Division meetings, perform any duties assigned and

participate in the work of their School or Division.

Faculty Assembly

All full-time teaching faculty are required to attend all faculty assembly meetings, held

once a month during the academic year between August and May. Special meetings

may be called when necessary. Faculty is excused from attending only for an illness

or by a prior approval of the Vice President for Academic Affairs for professional or

personal responsibilities.

Faculty Senate

All members of the Faculty Senate are expected to attend all senate meetings, held

twice a month during the regular nine-month academic year, when classes are in

session. Special meetings may be called when necessary.

Bacone Medicine Hour

Faculty members are encouraged to attend the weekly Bacone Hour programs held in

the chapel during the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. No

administrative or faculty meetings are to be scheduled or held during BaconeHour.

Convocation, Honors Assembly, & Commencement

Faculty is required to attend the Matriculation Ceremony conducted at the beginning

of each semester and Honors Assembly and Commencement exercises, held at the end

of each spring semester. Academic or traditional regalia is required for these events.

Note: The College Bookstore will assist faculty in purchasing or renting academic

regalia. The individual is responsible for the rental or purchase fees.

Other

Faculty members are encouraged to attend lectures, concerts, dramatic

productions, athletic events, and other events sponsored by the College.

Community Service

The College recognizes its faculty as professionals with unique and varied capabilities are

able to make useful contributions to the larger social communities of which they are a part.

The College encourages faculty to accept opportunities for service that do not interfere

with the performance of their duties at the College.