310 Faculty Duties and Responsibilities
 
This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.62 as 3.9 Faculty Duties and Responsibilities.

310.1 Professional Ethics

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.63 as 3.9.1 Professional Ethics.

310.2 Teaching

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.63 as 3.9.2 Teaching.

310.2.1 Teaching Load

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.63 as 3.9.2.1 Teaching Load.

310.2.2 Course Offerings

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.64 as 3.9.2.2 Course Offerings.

310.2.3 Faculty Schedules

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.64 as 3.9.2.3 Faculty Schedules.

310.2.4 Course Content

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.64 as 3.9.2.4 Course Content.

310.2.5 Classes

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.64 as 3.9.2.5 Classes.

310.2.6 Attendance Policy

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.64 as 3.9.2.6 Attendance Policy.

310.2.7 Examinations

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.65 as 3.9.2.7 Examinations.

310.2.8 Course Syllabi

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.65 as 3.9.2.8 Course Syllabi.

310.2.9 Grades

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.67 as 3.9.2.9 Grades.

310.2.10 Classes by Special Arrangement

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.69 as 3.9.2.10 Classes by Special Arrangement.

310.2.11 Textbook Centers/Bookstores

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.69 as 3.9.2.11 Textbook Centers/Bookstores.

310.2.12 Special Fees

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.69 as 3.9.2.12 Special Fees.

310.2.13 Deadlines

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.69 as 3.9.2.13 Deadlines.

310.2.14 Status of Classes and Events Due to Inclement Weather

This policy describes circumstances, conditions, and procedures for situations in which inclement weather may cause a disruption of regularly scheduled classes and events of the university:

Status of Classes and Events Due to Inclement Weather
  • Status 1 – Inclement Weather Warning. This is a warning notice that is published on the Internet home page of the university or specific campuses. This warning indicates that inclement weather is eminent and that students and employees should consider their ability to safely travel during these conditions. If a student or employee determines that it is unsafe to travel, then the absence will be excused during the duration of the inclement weather.
     
  • Status 2 – Classes Closed Due to Inclement Weather. This is a notice that classes during a specific timeframe will be closed due to inclement weather. This notice will be placed on the university home page and released to various media outlets. The decision to close classes will be authorized by the Executive Vice Chancellor after consultation with the Chancellor, the Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Services and the Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations. Classes may be closed on a specific campus or site or may be closed for the entire university, depending on the geographic distribution of the inclement weather. Campus Vice Chancellors and Regional Directors should make their requests to close classes to the Executive Vice Chancellor in expeditious fashion.
     
  • Status 3 – Closing a Campus or the Entire University. This is a notice that all classes and events for a campus or the entire university are cancelled and that the campus or university will not be operational during this period of time. This status is reserved for severe weather conditions such as major snow or ice storms, hurricanes, or other severe natural disasters. Notice of a campus or university closing will be given wide distribution through all available media outlets. The decision to close a campus or the entire university will be made by the Chancellor after consultation with the Executive Vice Chancellor, the Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Services, the Senior Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, the Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations, and other key administrative staff. A request to close a campus or site should be initiated by the Campus Vice Chancellor or Regional Director and should proceed in expeditious fashion through the normal chain of communications.
Additional Policy Information Regarding Inclement Weather
  • Makeup of Classes Missed Due to Inclement Weather. All classes missed due to inclement weather should be made up if possible. Students who miss class due to status 1 should make up any work or assignments missed and should be granted the opportunity to make up any missed exams. It will be the responsibility of the Chief Academic Officer at each campus/site to determine how the makeup process will be accomplished.
     
  • Notifications. Upon reaching a decision to implement inclement weather status 1, 2, or 3, the appropriate Senior Vice Chancellor should notify necessary personnel with an emphasis on notifying the Dean of Students or the Chief Student Services Officer, Security, the Public Affairs Office, and the Chief Facilities Officer.

310.2.15 Textbook Selection

To enhance the learning experiences of Troy University’s students and to provide for collaborative dialogue and decision-making between faculty members and those campus units which are responsible for the ordering and selling of textbooks, the Dean of each college will establish a manner in which textbooks for use in his/her college will be approved. It is anticipated that this approval process would include college and/or departmental committee(s) or some similar structure and that the final decision for this process will reside with each college Dean. Final approval of all textbooks used by a college will reside with the Dean of that college or his/her designee.

Textbooks will be recommended by full time faculty for courses that they teach exclusively and these recommendations will be approved through the process established by the Dean.

Textbooks for courses taught by multiple faculty will be recommended by the faculty teaching these courses and will be approved through the process established by the Dean.

Approved textbook orders will be initiated at the appropriate unit level (college or department) as established by the Dean of each college. These orders will be submitted in a timely fashion to the appropriate campus bookstore to ensure availability for student purchase and use.

Textbooks will be chosen that contribute to the overall learning experiences and outcomes of the students. The guiding principle in textbook selection is a commitment to the quality and affordability of textbooks and student learning materials used in courses. Whenever possible and appropriate, selected textbooks should be reasonably priced, have a reasonable shelf-life for continued student use beyond a single semester/term and provide students with maximized cost savings and buy-back opportunities. Approved changes of textbooks will be communicated in a timely manner to the appropriate campus bookstore personnel to ensure availability for the designated course(s).

All textbook changes or revisions will be made following the process established by the Dean of each college and with the final approval of the Dean or her/his designee.

Approved: Cabinet, April 26, 2017
OPR: Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Review: Every Five Years

 

310.3 Student Advising

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.69 as 3.9.3 Student Advising.

310.3.1 Definitions

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.69 as 3.9.3.1 Definitions.

310.3.2 Faculty Availability

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.70 as 3.9.3.2 Faculty Availability.

310.3.2.1 Hours on Campus

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.70 as 3.9.3.2.1 Hours on Campus.

310.3.2.2 Office Hours

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.70 as 3.9.3.2.2 Office Hours.

310.3.2.3 Students’ Coursework

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.70 as 3.9.3.2.3 Students' Coursework.

310.4 Faculty Service

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.70 as 3.9.4 Faculty Service.

310.5 Faculty Workload

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.71 as 3.9.5 Faculty Workload.

310.5.1 Academic Work Year

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.71 as 3.9.5.1 Academic Work Year.

310.5.2 Teaching Load

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.71 as 3.9.5.2 Teaching Load.

310.5.3 Non-Teaching Load

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.72 as 3.9.5.3 Non-Teaching Load.

310.5.4 Reduction in Teaching Load

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.72 as 3.9.5.4 Reduction in Teaching Load.

310.6 Professional Growth and Development

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.72 as 3.9.6 Professional Growth and Development.

310.6.1 Research

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.73 as 3.9.6.1 Research.

310.6.2 Copyright and Patent Policy

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.73 as 3.9.6.2 Copyright and Patent Policy.

310.6.3 Outside Employment and/or Business Interests

This policy is listed in the Faculty Handbook on p.74 as 3.9.6.3 Outside Employment and/or Business Interests.