Revision in Policies on Continued Appointment

Policy Memorandum No. 57

Recommended by the Commission on Faculty Affairs
Approved by University Council: January 7, 1985
Approved by the President: January 7, 1985
Effective: Immediately

When the University Promotion Committee for Non-College-Based Faculty was established in 1983, it was given responsibility to consider promotions, but not continued appointment, of non-college-based faculty. Experience has indicated that the Committee should consider the continued appointment, as well as the promotion, of such faculty, in order that non-college-based faculty members are reviewed for continued appointment in much the same way that teaching faculty are reviewed for tenure.

This Resolution, therefore, was proposed to add to the Committee's duties the responsibility to review recommendations for continued appointment, as well as for promotion in rank of such faculty, for recommendation to the Provost and the President of the University. The Resolution also changes the name of the Committee to the University Promotion AND CONTINUED APPOINTMENT Committee for Non-College-Based Faculty (new language uppercase). The Resolution also makes clear that administrative faculty, although considered for promotion by this Committee, may not be considered for continuing appointment. The Resolution proposes detailed additions and substitutions in the language of 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.7.6, and 2.7.7 of the FACULTY HANDBOOK. Copies of the Resolution are available in the Office of the President.


President's Policy Memorandum

URL: http://purl.vt.edu/vtdocs/policies/ppm57