Faculty Meetings

IV-1. Faculty Meetings

A.        Eligibility to Attend

Any full-time employee of the School of Law and any student enrolled at the School of Law may attend and speak at faculty meetings, unless the Dean or a majority of the faculty determine otherwise. No other person may attend a faculty meeting, except with the permission of the Dean or a majority of the faculty.

B.        Eligibility to Vote

Tenured, tenure-track, and full-time non-tenure track clinical faculty members (as defined in Part IV-4.E.2) may vote at a faculty meeting, except as provided in the paragraphs below.

Only tenured or tenure-track members of the faculty may vote on recommending whether a tenured or tenure-track appointment, including appointment of a Dean, should be extended. (See also Parts IV-3 regarding the three departments and IV-4 regarding the appointments process for tenure-track faculty.)

Only tenured members of the faculty in the department may vote on recommending whether tenure should be granted to a prospective or existing member of the faculty.

Only members of the faculty who have achieved a particular rank (e.g., associate professor or full professor) in the department may vote on recommending whether that rank should be conferred upon a prospective or existing member of the faculty. (See also Part IV-6 on promotion, tenure, and evaluation.)

Changes to Parts IV-6, IV-7, and IV-8 on promotion and tenure, including changes that apply specifically to a department, must be approved by a two-thirds vote of the tenured faculty of the law school present and voting on the change, by the Dean, and by the Executive Vice President and Provost.  If a proposed change that would apply only to an individual department is approved by a two-thirds vote of the tenured law faculty of the law school but not by a two-thirds vote of the tenured faculty in the affected department, the Dean should decline to approve the change absent exceptional circumstances.

Amendments Approved by the Law Faculty, December 16, 2013

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