Faculty Handbook Revision Committee

Membership

Professor Kirsten Thompson (Chair), VP for Policies, Academic Assembly, CAS, 2020-2023
Professor Teodora Shuman, CSE, 2019-2022 (Elected by AcA)
Dean Sarah Watstein, Library, 2020-2023 (Provost Appointee)
Assistant Professor Ajay Abraham, ALBERS, 2018-2021 (Elected by AcA)
Professor Jodi O'Brien, CSE, 2019-2022 (Provost Appointee)
Associate University Counsel David Lance, (Ex-Officio), Office of University Counsel, No Term (Provost Appointee)
TBD AcA Elected Faculty Member, 2020-2023

Purview

Faculty Handbook Revision Committee assists and advises the Faculty and the Provost in maintaining and updating the Faculty Handbook, the principal governing contract at Seattle U. Amendments to the Handbook may be proposed in writing to this committee by any of the following: the President, Provost, any departmental/academic unit by motion passed at a departmental/academic unit meeting, the Academic Assembly, the Council of Deans, any fulltime* faculty member (including professional librarians and administrators holding academic rank) with the written endorsement of 10 additional faculty members; and the Faculty Handbook Revision Committee itself.  Periodically, the Committee may undertake more comprehensive and extensive revisions to the Handbook.

(* NB: language specifying requirements for fulltime status is currently pending with the Provost)

Committee Charter

Coming Soon

Authority

Recommendatory to the President, through the Provost, for submission to the Board of Trustees.

Meetings

As needed, at the discretion of the Chair.

Membership

The Faculty Handbook Revision Committee shall be a committee coordinated by the Academic Assembly. The Vice President for Policies of Academic Assembly will chair the committee. Three faculty members who are not members of the Academic Assembly will be appointed to the committee by the Academic Assembly. The Provost shall appoint a Dean and another tenured or tenure-track faculty member to the committee. The Provost will serve on the committee ex officio and be a nonvoting member. The four faculty members other than the Vice President of the Academic Assembly will serve staggered three year terms, and each will represent a different school or college.

Reports to

Provost and Academic Assembly

Minutes Distribution

Committee communicates its recommendations or decisions to the proposal initiator and to other concerned parties.

History

The Faculty Handbook Revision Committee was formed upon the approval of the Faculty Handbook in 1986. Before the inception of the Faculty Handbook, a Statutes Revision Committee existed to make academic policy changes.