Recognition of Faculty Performance on International Assignment

Policy Memorandum No. 59

Recommended by the Commission on Faculty Affairs
Approved by University Council: March 4, 1985
Approved by the President: March 4, 1985
Effective: Immediately

Because of the increasing activity of University faculty and staff in international programs, the Commission on Faculty Affairs, with the cooperation of the Title XII Review Committee and the University Committee on International Programs, developed this Resolution, to recognize the importance of faculty involvement in international assignments. The Resolution also calls attention to the University Committee on International Programs' guidelines on the "Employment and Evaluation of Virginia Tech Personnel on International Assignment." The Resolution, as approved by University Council under the title of "Recognition of Faculty Performance on International Assignments," follows:

WHEREAS, the University has faculty and staff engaged in international assignments that strengthen this institution, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the nation,

AND WHEREAS, the University recognizes and encourages appropriate international involvement of its faculty as a mission of the University which cuts across the three traditional missions of extension, research, and teaching,

AND WHEREAS, the University recognizes that international assignments can be an important stimulus to the professional growth of its faculty,

AND WHEREAS, the University must assure that individuals on international assignments are given appropriate consideration for tenure, promotion, remuneration, and other matters,

AND WHEREAS, the University Committee on International Programs has developed a guideline on the "Employment and Evaluation of Virginia Tech Personnel on International Assignment,"

AND WHEREAS, the University's recognition and encouragement of international activities and the associated guideline should be noted in the FACULTY HANDBOOK.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following text should be inserted as the fifth paragraph under Section 2.7.5 of the FACULTY HANDBOOK:

The University recognizes and encourages appropriate international involvement of its faculty as a mission of the University which cuts across the three traditional missions of extension, research and teaching. Occasionally faculty members are placed on international assignments at full salary from the University, with responsibilities which require their residence far from the campus for a considerable period of time. Under such circumstances, faculty members should be given the usual consideration for tenure, promotion, and salary advancement, with the recognition that international assignments can be an important stimulus to professional growth. The University Committee on International Programs has developed a guideline on the "Employment and Evaluation of Virginia Tech Personnel on International Assignment" which should be recognized by all evaluation committees.


President's Policy Memorandum

URL: http://purl.vt.edu/vtdocs/policies/ppm59