Governance and Employment Policies for A/P Faculty

Policy Memorandum No. 138

(Long Title) Participation in Governance by Administrative and Professional (A/P) Faculty and Employment Policies for A/P Faculty

Recommended by the Senior Vice President and Provost and the Executive Vice President
Approved by University Council: May 3, 1993
Approved by the President: May 3, 1993
Approved by the Board of Visitors: August 30, 1993
Effective: Immediately

The University Council approved recommendations developed by a special task force on administrative and professional faculty for their participation in University governance and concerning the terms and conditions of employment for these faculty members.

Following is the text of the resolution as adopted by University Council.

WHEREAS, the new constitution of University Council calls for shared governance with inclusion of representation of all major campus groups;

WHEREAS, approximately 600 administrative and professional (A/P) faculty serving Extension, academic support, athletics, business and general administration, and student affairs are not represented in the Faculty Senate, nor on University Council;

WHEREAS, grievances initiated by administrative and professional faculty which are advanced to the level of the Provost are currently heard by members of the Faculty Review Committee of the Faculty Senate, which does not permit membership of A/P faculty;

WHEREAS, the Commission on Faculty Affairs has jurisdiction over employment issues affecting A/P faculty but has no elected representatives from this employee group;

WHEREAS, the membership of the Commission on Public Service and Extension has extensive representation of faculty from the academic colleges but minimal representation of Extension agents who carry out programmatic responsibility for the extension mission of the University;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the University Council constitution be amended to provide appropriate representation of A/P faculty in University governance, comparable to that provided for instructional faculty, classified staff, and students.

The text of the recommendations concerning governance will be incorporated in the University Council Constitution. Employment policies will be incorporated in the Faculty Handbook.

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President's Policy Memorandum

URL: http://purl.vt.edu/vtdocs/policies/ppm138