All changes in the Faculty Handbook are subject to review and approval by the Board of Trustees. The Faculty Handbook is designed to serve as a source of information about faculty rights and responsibilities at Randolph College. It includes statements on faculty governance, faculty personnel policies, practices, and procedures and faculty fringe benefits, including support for research and study. Employee issues held in common with the staff are included in the Faculty Handbook. This handbook is not intended to set forth or amplify the contractual relationship between the College and its faculty members. It is the College's expectation and intention that the policies described herein will from time to time be modified, rescinded, or replaced, Faculty members, accordingly, should not rely on the contents of the Faculty Handbook as more than a guide to the College's policies and practices.
1. Proposals can come from any committee, senior administrator, faculty member, or the Board of Trustees. Regardless of origin of a proposal for change it is important for faculty and administrators, including the President, to have an opportunity to review proposals before they come to a vote.
2. All proposals not originating from a faculty committee will be submitted to an appropriate committee for careful study. Any legal issues raised by proposals will be sent to one of the college's lawyers for analysis and comment.
3. Once a proposal has been studied, the committee will decide whether to bring it or not to the faculty for a vote. Proposals from the Board of Trustees do not require a faculty vote, but the Board will provide opportunities for faculty and administrators to offer guidance and perspective on all proposals, and the faculty may vote on Board proposals to register it's opinion.
4. If a proposal is approved, the Dean of the College will send it to the Board of Trustees for consideration at its next meeting. If the change is approved by the Board, it will be posted to the online version of the Faculty Handbook within two weeks of the vote by the Office of the Dean of the College, with the date of passage.
[Amended: Faculty, 3/15/11; Trustees, 5/7/11]
II. THE FACULTY: GOVERNANCE
III. FACULTY: PERSONNEL POLICIES, PRACTICES, AND PROCEDURES
IV. FRINGE BENEFITS AND SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH AND STUDY
V. COLLEGE-WIDE POLICIES