Facts About Titles and Modifiers
Article XVII in the University Bylaw lists all the academic titles that are available.
Shared governance at Cornell is organized through the Senate and various assemblies. Except for the University Faculty, all academic title-holders are represented through the Employee Assembly. A recent polling of non-tenure track academic titleholders reveals considerable unhappiness with this arrangement.
The 2004 Report on the Status of Nontenure Track Faculty
An ad hoc committee of the Senate looked into NTT matters back in 2004 and they produced this report. To permit direct access to specific parts of the report, an online version with internal links is available..
Senate Resolution 44 (on professional development opportunities) and Senate Resolution 45 (on Emeritus/a status for NTT faculty)) were the only Senate outcomes associated with the report. These resolutions were recommendations to the Provost and that appears to be as far as it went.
Representation in Cornell’s Colleges
The University Bylaws also has a paragraph on hiring, indicating that clinical professors, professors-of-the-practice, and lecturers should participate in the hiring “of their own kind”.
Side note. Article XVIII states that while on campus, a Professor-at-Large has full voting rights as a member of the University Faculty.
The Title/Senate Things at Other Schools
- 2017 Report on Cornell Extension.
- 1993 Report by the AAUP on the Status of Non-Tenure Track Faculty
- The Delphi Project provides tools and resources to help create new faculty models and better support faculty off the tenure track to enhance higher education institutions.
- Harvard’s promotion procedures for non-tenure track titles.
Last Updated: September 18, 2018 at 6:30 am