ERIC Number: ED124030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Employment by Faculty Contract. Hampshire College Progress Report. No. 1.
Birney, Robert C.
The Progress Report series is intended to convey to the public a sense of the steps Hampshire College has taken since its opening in September 1970. The reports represent progress on programs planned in specific areas of concern, such as this first one on employment by faculty contract. The progression of the steps illustrates the ongoing creation of a high quality college, using the most promising ideas to redefine the nature of liberal arts education. The origins and policy of the faculty contract are described. Faculty appointments and reappointments are made for specified terms of three to seven years, the first contract generally being for three or four years. The process assumes an open file into which evaluative material is placed by the faculty member under review and all other persons who choose to comment. The College-Wide Committee of Faculty Reappointments has the power of recommendation to the President. The responsibility for presentation of the file itself to the College-wide Committee rests at the school level with the school dean. The Associate Dean of Faculty, by delegation from the Dean of the College, is advisory to the process. Methods of assessment and evaluation of the procedure itself are discussed. (LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hampshire Coll., Amherst, MA.