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Hope College Faculty Handbook

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Functions, Distribution, and Revisions

Section A. College Governance

  1. The Board of Trustees
  2. The Administrative Structure of the College
  3. The Faculty
  4. Campus Structure for Policy-Making and Review
  5. Description of the Boards and Standing Committees
  6. Other Campus-wide Committees
SECTION B.  FACULTY PERSONNEL POLICIES
  1. Procedures to be followed in the Recruitment of Persons to the Hope College Faculty
  2. Faculty Designations
  3. Terms of Appointment: Evaluation, Salaries and Promotions
  4. Tenure
  5. Resignations and Nonreappointments
  6. Disciplinary Measures and Dismissal for Cause
  7. Termination of Appointment by the College
  8. Retirement Policy
  9. Appointment and Evaluation of Department Chairpersons
  10. Policies Regarding Part-Time Faculty and Coaches
  11. Policy on Outside Employment
  12. Policy on Academic Freedom
  13. Policy on Public Affairs
  14. Policy on Conflict of Interest
  15. Harassment Policies
  16. Drug-Free Work Place Policy
  17. Faculty Benefits
  18. Family or Medical Leave of Absence
  19. Sabbatical Leaves
  20. Other Leaves of Absence
  21. Retirement Benefits
  22. Appeals and Grievances
SECTION C. PROFESSIONAL OBLIGATIONS OF FACULTY
  1. Professional Obligations of Faculty
  2. Classroom Responsibilities
  3. Advising Responsibilities
  4. Ethical Responsibilities
  5. Professional Growth
  6. Faculty Meetings
  7. Formal Convocations
  8. Faculty Roles in the Life of the College Community
  9. Open Access Policy
APPENDIX I. INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES
  1. The Library
  2. The Bookstore
  3. AudioVisual Services, Computer Services, Telephone System
  4. Copy Works!
  5. Internal Information Sources
  6. Calendars
  7. Mail Service
  8. Instructional Materials and Student Help
  9. College Vehicles
  10. Parking and Traffic Control
  11. Maintenance and Repairs
  12. Reservation of Campus Facilities
  13. Cash Payment Requisitions
  14. Key Policy
  15. Student Records
  16. Health Services
    Counseling Center
  17. Career Services
  18. Academic Support Center
  19. Community Outreach
  20. The Carl Frost Center for Social Science Research
  21. Joint Archives
  22. Dow Center and DeWitt Tennis Center
  23. Walk-to-Work Program
APPENDIX II. ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF-- DESCRIPTION OF FUNCTIONS
  1. President
  2. Provost
  3. Chief Fiscal Officer (Vice President for Business and Finance)
  4. Vice President for College Advancement
  5. Vice President for Admissions
  6. Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students