Faculty Membership

[University Bylaws, Section 82]

(a) Categories of Faculty. The faculty in a college or school is comprised of three categories: (i) Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty; (ii) Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty; and (iii) Other Faculty, as more fully described in Section 85-88 of the Bylaws.

(b) Voting Members of Each Category of Faculty. The President and Chancellor, the Provost, and the dean of the faculty will be considered voting members of each category of faculty, as well as of any subset of a category of faculty. In addition, the Executive Vice President for Health will be an ex officio voting member of each category of faculty, as well as of any subset of a category of faculty, of the School of Medicine, the Post-Graduate Medical School, the College of Dentistry, the Rory Meyers College of Nursing, and the College of Global Public Health; and a deputy, senior, or vice provost liaison who has pertinent academic responsibilities will be selected by the Provost to serve as an ex officio voting member of each category of faculty, as well as of any subset of a category of faculty, of each of the colleges, schools, and portal campuses other than the School of Medicine, the Post-Graduate Medical School, the College of Dentistry, the Rory Meyers College of Nursing, and the College of Global Public Health. Only the Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty may elect members of the Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Senators Council and only the Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty may elect members of the Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council. Only tenured faculty may vote on the awarding of tenure; only full Professors with tenure may vote on promotion to full Professor within the Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty and on the awarding of tenure to a faculty member hired as a full Professor. No faculty member may vote on a matter directly or indirectly affecting the individual’s candidacy for a degree or his or her status on the faculty at the University.

(c) College and School Governance - Attendance at Faculty Meetings and Voting. Each of the Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty and the Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty of a college or school may hold its own faculty meetings and determine the voting privileges at such meetings of its members, and also may grant rights of attendance and voting privileges to other categories of faculty of the college or school at such meetings as it determines, in all cases subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of Section 82 of the University Bylaws. The dean of a college or school may hold faculty meetings and invite the Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty and/or the Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty, as well as of any subset of a category of faculty, of that college or school, subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of Section 82 of the University Bylaws.

(d) Appointments in More than One College or School. A faculty member serving on a full-time basis in the University will be a full-time member of the faculty of each college and school in which he or she gives instruction regularly, but will have voting rights in the election of members of the Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Senators Council or the Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council, as applicable, only in the college or school of his or her principal assignment as determined for this purpose by the President and Chancellor.

(e) Roster. The roster of Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty and of Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty will be prepared and maintained on a current basis by the dean of the faculty, will be submitted to the Secretary and General Counsel for verification and filing in the official records, and will be available for reference at each faculty meeting.