The 2004 Report on the Status of Non-tenure Track Faculty identified a wide range of issues that deserve attention. We need a committee that is dedicated to working on the identified problems.
We propose the creation of a standing committee of the Senate called the “Committee on the Professional Status of the RTE Faculty.” It would consist of ten RTE members reasonably distributed across the colleges and across the three RTE faculties. Two of the seats would be reserved for RTE faculty who do not have voting rights. The Dean and Associate Dean of Faculty would be ex officio members.
This Committee would be charged to consider RTE issues that relate to free speech, hiring, promotion, professional development, and retention. It would continually monitor how the different colleges are using RTE faculty and how the University and RTE faculties interact. It would develop criteria procedures for awarding emeritus/a status for those who retire from certain RTE titles.
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