Policy Number: E21.0
Policy Name: POLICY ON ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER OF TENURE-TRACK FACULTY
Faculty Assignment and Transfer: Individuals, Departments and Units
Individual tenure-track faculty may be assigned within or across colleges or transferred to a department or unit outside their college or unit. The faculty of a department or unit may be transferred to another college or unit.
In each of these cases the following principles shall apply:
Furthermore, the following processes shall apply:
The following procedures apply for each form of assignment or transfer:
Assignment of Individual Faculty within a College or Across Colleges
Assignments within a college or across colleges must include consultation with the affected faculty member and the departments from which and to which the assignment is to occur. First-time assignments will normally require consultation no less than one semester prior to the anticipated assignment. For recurring assignments particular attention must be given to Section 2.a.(2) of the Policy on Tenure (E5.0).
Transfers of Individual Faculty
Transfers of individual faculty require consultation with the person being transferred and the departments or units from which and to which the person is being transferred. Each department should provide a recommendation to the deans. This process should begin no less than two semesters and conclude no less than one semester before the transfer is to occur although this period of time may be shortened by mutual consent.
Transfers of the Faculty of a Department or Unit
Consistent with the Policy on Discontinuance or Transfer of Academic Programs (E20.0), the deans of the relevant colleges shall submit a formal proposal with a rationale to the curriculum committees of each of the colleges involved no less than one full semester before the proposed transfer is to occur; implementation of such transfers shall occur only between semesters. That proposal must provide procedures to ensure that principles (i), (ii), and (iii) are followed. The curriculum committees shall consult with the appropriate faculty of their colleges and report their recommendation to the faculty and deans of the respective colleges. The deans' final recommendations to the provost will be reported to their respective faculties. The final decision will be made by the provost.
Faculty who believe this policy has been unfairly or improperly implemented are referred to the policy on Faculty Grievance (E24.0).
Responsible Party: Academic Senate and the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Inquiries may be directed to:
Office of the Provost
Effective Date: Approved January 16, 1997
Edited September 2010
Edited for calendar conversion May 16, 2013