Proposed Amendments

Motion 3: Policies and Procedures, page 4, II.A.5, to read

No academic division shall have more than 20 percent (rounded up) of its
full-time divisional faculty serving on the "non-tenure track" and the
college shall have no more than 15 percent (rounded up) in total. Faculty
jointly appointed with the F.W. Olin College of Engineering as per I.2.(C)
shall not be counted in this total, but when included in their respective
academic division the resulting total academic divisional percentage of
"non-tenure track" faculty shall not constitute more than 25 percent
(rounded up) of the academic division's full-time faculty.

"In addition, the faculty jointly appointed with the F.W. Olin College of
Engineering shall not constitute more than 10% (rounded up) of the college's
full-time faculty."


The purpose of the suggested amendment is to allow the hiring flexibility
needed and desired without excessive numbers in any given division or across
the college.


Motion 4: Policies and Procedures, page 3, II.A.4.(a), to read

Upon recommendation by the division chairperson (with the concurrence of
the division), initial appointments to the "non-tenure track" may be made by
the President and/or Vice President for Academic Affairs and such
appointments shall normally consist of a one-year contract. Initial
appointments of longer duration (up to a maximum of five years) may be made
in those cases where, in the opinion of the President and/or Vice President
for Academic Affairs (and with the concurrence of the division chairperson
and the division) it is in the College's best interest to do so. Such
multi-year appointments shall also be subject to approval by the
Appointments Committee.

The purpose of this amendment is to ensure that the respective academic
division remains involved in the hiring process of all full-time faculty
within its division.


In any case, Policies and procedures, page 3, II.A.4.(b) needs to be
reworded to take into account any change made to II.A.4.(a).