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Issues and questions this subcommittee will entertain:

With regard to Faculty, UAlbany is expected to possess or demonstrate the following attributes or activities:

  • faculty and other professionals appropriately prepared and qualified for the positions they hold, with roles and responsibilities clearly defined, and sufficiently numerous to fulfill those roles appropriately;
  • educational curricula designed, maintained, and updated by faculty and other professionals who are academically prepared and qualified;
  • faculty and other professionals, including teaching assistants, who demonstrate excellence in teaching and other activities, and who demonstrate continued professional growth;
  • appropriate institutional support for the advancement and development of faculty, including teaching, research, scholarship, and service;
  • recognition of appropriate linkages among scholarship, teaching, student learning, research, and service;
  • published and implemented standards and procedures for all faculty and other professionals, for actions such as appointment, promotion, tenure,grievance, discipline and dismissal, based on principles of fairness with due regard for the rights of all persons;
  • carefully articulated, equitable, and implemented procedures and criteria for reviewing all individuals who have responsibility for the educational program of the institution;
  • criteria for the appointment, supervision, and review of teaching effectiveness for part-time, adjunct, and other faculty consistent with those for full-time faculty;
  • adherence to principles of academic freedom, within the context of institutional mission; and
  • assessment of policies and procedures to ensure the use of qualified professionals to support the institution's programs.

*Evidence of Integrity should be interwoven in with the above discussions. MSCHE's overall interest in institutional integrity is that:

Integrity is a central, indispensable and defining hallmark of effective higher education institutions, and it can manifest itself through the institution's conduct within each of the other standards.

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As related to these Middle States standards:

Standard 10: Faculty

The institution's instructional, research, and service programs are devised, developed, monitored, and supported by qualified professionals.

Standard 6: Integrity

In the conduct of its programs and activities involving the public and the constituencies it serves, the institution demonstrates adherence to ethical standards and its own stated policies, providing support for academic and intellectual freedom.

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