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Approved revisions to the Faculty Senate Charter

At the April 7th, 2020 meeting, the Faculty Senate approved the addition of By-Law III to the Faculty Senate Charter outlining procedures for the University Committee on Tenure and Privileges.

At the May 8th, 2018 meeting, the Faculty Senate approved a revision to the Faculty Senate Charter to allow for faculty representatives on specific Board of Trustees committees, to specify the beginning and end of Senate terms, to use gender-inclusive language and to correct a usage error. The Board of Trustees approved these final revisions on May 17th, 2018.

Approved revisions to the Faculty Handbook

The Board of Trustees approved three changes to the University of Rochester Faculty Handbook in its May 2020 meeting.  These are:

  • Addition of Section II.G: “Examination of alleged violations of processes prescribed by the Faculty Handbook”.  The section establishes a process to be followed to examine alleged violations.
  • In Section IV.A.2, the language about appointments from outside the University now incorporates the option for schools to offer tenure upon initial appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.
  • In Section IV.A.3, there are additions to the language about promotion and tenure process.   That new language establishes a periodic faculty review of promotion and tenure processes at each school.

The revised handbook is available here and is linked from the Senate homepage.

At the final Faculty Senate meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year, the Faculty Senate approved changes to the Intimate Relationships Policy and Grievance Policy in the Faculty Handbook. The Board of Trustees approved these final changes on May 17th, 2018.

At the Faculty Senate meeting on September 25, 2018, the Faculty Senate approved changes to the Emeritus Designation Policy and the Promotion, Tenure, and Community Engagement Policy in the Faculty Handbook. The Board of Trustees approved these final changes on October 5, 2018.

This page was last updated on August 3, 2020