This part of the Faculty Handbook, The Faculty, begins under the heading Faculty Membership, Faculty Meetings, and Faculty Titles. It is followed by: (1) a section on Policies that are applicable to all or most faculty; (2) a section on Policies that are applicable to the Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty; and (3) a section on Policies that are applicable to the Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty. These sections include policies, procedures and conventions in the form of Bylaws, rules adopted by the Senate, and policy summaries. Individual schools may have additional, but not substitute, bylaws, policies and procedures relevant to faculty positions. Other important policies can be found in Selected University Policies.)
The Bylaws approved by the Board of Trustees on June 11, 2014, effective September 1, 2014, and amended by the Board of Trustees on December 9, 2015, delineated three categories of faculty - the Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty, the Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty, and Other Faculty; and established separate faculty councils for the first two categories, each having multiple faculty representation generally based on the size of each school's faculty. The Bylaws of the University are explicit on the matter of who is a faculty member and on how voting rights are allotted; the relevant texts as amended and restated June 8, 2015 are reproduced here.