Academic Affairs | WCL Library Faculty Manual Table of Contents

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Foreword 

General Information

  1. A Short History of American University 
  2. The University and The Methodist Church 
  3. Statement of Common Purpose
  4. The Washington College of Law
  5. Academic Freedom at American University

University Organization and Policy-Making

  1. Administrative Organization of the University
  2. Academic Policy-Making Bodies
    1. Board of Trustees
    2. The Faculty Senate
    3. Educational Policy Committees and Teaching Unit Councils
  1. Washington College of Law Governance
    1. Dean of the Washington College of Law
    2. The Faculty of the Washington College of Law
    3. Washington College of Law Committee on Rank and Tenure
    4. Washington College of Law Library Committee on Rank and Tenure
    5. Washington College of Law Library Committee on Appointments
    6. Washington College of Law Committee on Standards and Evaluations and Library
    7. The University Committee on Faculty Grievances
    8. Faculty Hearing Committee
  1.  Provisions for Handling Faculty Appointments, Reappointments, Promotion, Tenure, and Grievances
    1. Washington College of Law Faculty Personnel Procedures
    2. Review of Washington College of Law Faculty Personnel Decisions

Faculty Regulations

  1. Faculty Rank: General Conditions of Appointment
    1. Regular Full-Time Faculty
    2. Washington College of Law Library Faculty Members
    3. Visiting Faculty
    4. In-Residence Faculty
    5. Emeriti/ae Faculty~Emeriti/ae Faculty
    6. Status of Research Faculty
    7. Temporary Faculty
    8. Faculty Fellows
    9. Administrative Officers and Staff Members with Faculty Rank
    10. Affiliate Faculty
  1. General Criteria Used in Evaluation of Faculty Members
    1. Educational and Professional Background
    2. Effectiveness in Fulfilling Primary Responsibilities
    3. Creative, Scholarly, and Professional Development
    4. Contribution to the University
  1. Qualifications for Specific Ranks
    1. Assistant Law Librarian
    2. Associate Law Librarian
    3. Law Librarian
  1. Special Provisions and Procedures with Respect to Appointment, Reappointment, and Other Faculty Actions
    1. Terms of Service
    2. Reappointment
    3. Promotion in Rank
    4. Documentary Support for Faculty Personnel Actions: Rights and Responsibilities of Faculty
    5. Right of a Current or Prospective Faculty Member to be Informed of Personnel Action Recommendations
    6. Schedule of Notice for Appointment or Termination
    7. Candidates who are not US citizens or permanent residents
    8. Resignations
  1. Appointment with Tenure
    1. In General
    2. Eligibility for Tenure
    3. Leaves and Accrued Time for Tenure
    4. Prohibition Against a Concurrent Tenured or Full-Time Appointment at Another Higher Education Institution
  1. Professional Obligations
    1. Teaching or Primary Responsibilities
    2. Overload Teaching or Library Service at American University
  1. Voting Faculty
  1. Leaves of Absence
    1. Justification for Leave
    2. Limitations and Conditions
    3. Types of Leave
  1. Retirement
  1. Faculty Grievances
    1. Scope
    2. Timeline
    3. Informal Resolution
    4. Handling of Grievances by the Committee on Faculty Equity and Grievances
  1. Appeal Procedures for Recommendations or Final Action involving Non-Renewal, Non-Promotion or Denial of Tenure for Tenure Track Appointments
  1. Disciplinary Procedures
    1. Scope
    2. Concurrent Grievance Proceedings
    3. Timeline
    4. Informal Procedures
    5. Procedures for Hearings Before the Faculty Hearing Committee for Termination with Cause and Other Major Sanctions
    6. Appeal Procedures for Dismissal Actions
    7. Procedures for Imposition of Sanctions other than Dismissal
    8. Terminal Salary or Notice
  1. Termination for Reasons of Financial Exigency
    1. Procedures for Determination of Financial Exigency
    2. Financial Exigency Termination Review Procedures
    3. Appeal
    4. Terminal Salary or Notice
    5. Reinstatement Rights
  1. Professional Standards
    1. Employment of Relatives
    2. Outside Professional Activities
    3. Use of University Facilities
    4. Sexual Harassment Policy
    5. Violations of Scholarly and Research Integrity
  1. Miscellaneous Provisions
    1. Graduate Study by Faculty
    2. Summer Session Teaching Opportunities
    3. Death while on Active Service

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