EEA. Online Faculty Handbook

1.0 General Information

  • 1.1 Statement of Purpose
  • 1.2 Organizational Chart

2.0 Faculty, Ethics and Responsibilities

  • 2.1 Faculty
  • 2.2 Qualifications
  • 2.3 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Statement: Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Responsibility
    • 2.3.1 Academic Freedom
    • 2.3.2 Academic Responsibility
  • 2.4 Code of Professional Ethics
  • 2.5 Departmental Chairpersons
  • 2.6 Departmental Coordinators
  • 2.7 Program Coordinators

3.0 Faculty Status and Evaluation

  • 3.1 Academic Rank Standards for Faculty
    • 3.1.1 Rank
      • 3.1.1.1 Instructor
      • 3.1.1.2 Assistant Professor
      • 3.1.1.3 Associate Professor
      • 3.1.1.4 Professor
    • 3.1.2 Provisions of the Process
    • 3.1.3 Additional Assumptions
  • 3.2 Tenure Policy for South Plains College
    • 3.2.1 Definition of College Teacher
    • 3.2.2 Academic Freedom and Tenure
      (Board of Regents Policy Manual, Section 4)
      I. Definition of Tenure
      II. Purposes of Tenure
      III. Customary Types of Appointments
      IV. Admission to Tenure
      V. Grounds for Termination of Continuing Appointment
      VI. Procedure for Termination of Continuing Appointment
      VII. Notice of Intention to Terminate or Non-Renew
      VIII. Committee on Tenure and Privilege
  • 3.3 Educational Achievement
  • 3.4 Evaluation
    • 3.4.1 Departmental Chairperson Evaluation of Faculty
    • 3.4.2 Student Evaluation of Faculty
      • 3.4.2.1 Guidelines
      • 3.4.2.2 Procedures
    • 3.4.3 Faculty Evaluation of Departmental Chairperson
      • 3.4.3.1 Guidelines
      • 3.4.3.2 Procedures
    • 3.4.4 Forms
      • 3.4.4.1 Departmental Chairperson Evaluation of Instructor
      • 3.4.4.2 Student Evaluation of Instructor (Forms A, B, C, D, I)
      • 3.4.4.3 Faculty Evaluation of Departmental Chairperson

4.0 Instructional Policies and Responsibilities

  • 4.1 Course Syllabi
    • 4.1.1 Syllabus Statements
      • 4.1.1.1 Diversity Statement:
      • 4.1.1.2 Disabilities Statement
  • 4.2 Classroom Discipline
  • 4.3 Grading Practices
    • 4.3.1 Grade Changes
    • 4.3.2 Grade Interpretation
    • 4.3.3 Posting of Grades
  • 4.4 Student Records
    • 4.4.1 Release of Information
    • 4.4.2 Faculty Access
    • 4.4.3 Further Information
  • 4.5 Curriculum Revision
  • 4.6 Instructional and Office Hours
    • 4.6.1 Instructional Hours
    • 4.6.2 Office Hours
    • 4.6.3 Activity Periods
    • 4.6.4 University Interscholastic League (UIL)
  • 4.7 Dismissal of Classes
  • 4.8 Instructional Load Policy
    • 4.8.1 Individual Instruction
  • 4.9 Faculty Advisement Program
  • 4.10 Financial Aid
    • 4.10.1 General Information
    • 4.10.2 Students Who Wish to Withdraw
  • 4.11 Attendance at College Activities
  • 4.12 Faculty Meetings
  • 4.13 Faculty Development Program
    • 4.13.1 Staff Development Programs
      • 4.13.1.1 Sexual Harassment Training
    • 4.13.2 Professional Meetings
    • 4.13.3 Summer Projects
    • 4.13.4 Teleconferences
    • 4.13.5 Professional Development Leave
    • 4.13.6 Continuing Education
    • 4.13.7 Graduate Study
    • 4.13.8 Business and Industrial Growth
    • 4.13.9 Consultation
  • 4.14 Intellectual Property Policy
  • 4.15 Harassment, Including Sexual Harassment

5.0 Absences and Travel

  • 5.1 Faculty Absences
  • 5.2 Faculty Leave
    • 5.2.1 Sick Leave
    • 5.2.2 Personal Leave
      • 5.2.2.1 Commencement Leave
    • 5.2.3 Bereavement Leave
    • 5.2.4 Professional Leave
  • 5.3 Travel Request and Reimbursement
  • 5.4 Professional Development Leave
    • 5.4.1 Objectives
    • 5.4.2 Eligibility Criteria
    • 5.4.3 Application Criteria 1. Written Proposal 2. Purpose of Leave
    • 5.4.4 Selection Criteria 1. Merit of Proposal 2. Meritorious Service 3. Replacement of Applicant 4. Availability of Funds
    • 5.4.5 Funding Criteria 1. One Semester Leave 2. Two Semester Leave 3. Project Expenses 4. Funding Amounts
    • 5.4.6 Selection Committee
    • 5.4.7 Special Conditions 1. Leave of Obligation 2. Repayment

6.0 Councils

  • 6.1 Council Definition
  • 6.2 Academic
  • 6.3 Administrative
  • 6.4 Executive
  • 6.5 Instructional
  • 6.6 Student Affairs

7.0 Standing Committees

  • 7.1 Definitions and Rules
  • 7.2 Admissions
  • 7.3 ADN Admissions/Academic Standards
  • 7.4 Athletic
  • 7.5 Building and Grounds
  • 7.6 Distance Education
  • 7.7 Evaluation
  • 7.8 Institutional Effectiveness
  • 7.9 Library
  • 7.10 Professional Development
  • 7.11 Recruitment and Retention
  • 7.12 Safety and Health
  • 7.13 Scholarship
  • 7.14 Student Assistance Advisory (SAAC)
  • 7.15 Substance Abuse
  • 7.16 Technology

8.0 Appendix - Council and Standing Committee Membership

9.0 Emergency Quick Reference Guide

 


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