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Office of the Dean

R10: Getting Support from All the Assemblies

The transfer of the RTE faculty from the Employee Assembly to the Faculty Senate needs to be formalized. And we would like to ease out all use of the term “non-tenure track faculty.” We recommend that the resolution below be approved by the Faculty Senate, the Employee Assembly, and the University Assembly. Support from the Student Assembly and the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly would be appropriate and appreciated.

Whereas the Research Faculty is defined to be the group of all Research Professors, Senior Scientists, Senior Scholars, Principle Research Scientists, Research Scientists, Senior Research Associates, and Research Associates, Librarians, Archivists, Visiting Critics, Visiting Fellows, Visiting Scholars, and Visiting Scientists;

Whereas the Teaching Faculty is defined to be the group of all Professors of the Practice, Clinical Professors, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers, Instructors, and Teaching Associates;

Whereas the Extension Faculty is defined to be the group of all Senior Extension Associates and Extension Associates;

Whereas the group of all Research, Teaching, and Extension Faculty is referred to as the RTE Faculty;

Whereas the RTE faculty have concerns and interests that align deeply with the concerns and interests of the University Faculty,

Be it resolved that representation of the RTE faculty be transferred from the  Employee Assembly to the Faculty Senate;

Be it  further resolved that Cornell Policies use the term “RTE Faculty” instead of  “non-tenure track faculty” .

Last Updated: September 8, 2018 at 12:51 am


  1. This all inclusive language and change in policy is a step in the right direction. Separating segments of ‘faculty’ is not in keeping with the combined missions of the University – research, education and outreach. This new vision is in keeping with the grand vision of the university and recognizes the contributions of all faculty.

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