CAE Faculty Handbook | College of Aeronautics and Engineering Handbook | Kent State University

CAE Faculty Handbook

This College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) Faculty Handbook (Handbook) contains the operational policies and procedures for the College. This Handbook is written to implement University policy and to facilitate governance in the College, and to provide information for the College’s faculty and administrative staff. The policies and procedures contained in this Handbook shall not conflict with any University policy, rule, regulation, or Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

The implementation, modification, amendment and revision of this Handbook are governed by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

  1. Definitions

    1. Faculty - Full-time faculty of academic rank who hold tenured or tenure-track appointments at the University, and who are represented by the Tenured/Tenure-Track Collective Bargaining Unit. These faculty members are hereinafter designated by the term “Faculty” with the word underlined and the first character of the word capitalized (Faculty).
    2. FTNTT Faculty - Full-time faculty of academic rank who hold non-tenure-track appointments at the University, and who are represented by the full-time non-tenure track Collective Bargaining Unit. These faculty members are hereinafter designated by the term “FTNTT Faculty” with the term underlined and the FTNTT acronym and the first character of the word “Faculty” capitalized (FTNTT Faculty).
    3. Faculty Organization - Full-time faculty of academic rank who hold tenured, or tenure-track, or non-tenure-track appointments at the University, and who are represented by the tenured/tenure-track or full-time non-tenure track collective bargaining unit, are members of the CAE Faculty Organization. These faculty members are hereinafter designated by the term Faculty Organization
    4. Entire Faculty – The composite faculty body consisting of the Faculty Organization (both the Faculty and the FTNTT Faculty) and all part-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and visiting faculty. 
    5. Faculty Handbook – The university-wide Faculty Handbook implemented and maintained by the Provost’s Office.
    6. CAE Handbook/College Handbook – the college-level, CAE-specific portion of the University’s Faculty Handbook.
  2. Amendments with Notice

    1. Suggestions for modifications or amendments to the College Handbook may be initiated at any time by any Faculty Organization member. Further, the Dean may direct that the College Handbook be modified, amended or revised to reflect changes in University Policies, rules, or regulations. 
    2. Proposed modifications or amendments are subject to discussion, revision, and recommendation by the College Advisory Committee (CAC), and all modifications, amendments and revisions of the College Handbook require the approval of the Dean.
    3. Modifications or revision of the basic workload expectation and of the specification and/or application of the course load equivalents described in this College Handbook require the approval of the full Faculty Organization membership of the College. 
    4. All proposed amendments must be approved by the CAC prior to general voting. Proposed amendments to the College Handbook will be considered at the next Regular or Special meeting of the Faculty Organization, provided that the proposed changes are distributed to all Faculty Organization members at least two weeks prior to the meeting. The College Handbook may be recommended for amendment by a two-thirds vote of the Faculty Organization members present at any meeting of the Faculty Organization, provided there is a quorum present.  
    5. At the discretion of the CAC, electronic voting may be used as an alternate method of voting, provided that the proposed changes are distributed to all Faculty Organization members at least two weeks prior to the deadline for the vote. Electronic approval of proposed changes to the College Handbook requires a two-thirds majority of the entire Faculty Organization
    6. All revisions of the College Handbook must be consistent with University policy.
  3. Amendments Without Notice

    1. The College Handbook may be amended by unanimous vote of the Faculty Organization present at any Regular or Special meeting of the Faculty Organization, providing there is a quorum. Such amendments are to serve as recommendations to the Dean.
  4. College Handbook Change Approval

    1. The College Handbook may be amended by unanimous vote of the Faculty Organization present at any Regular or Special meeting of the Faculty Organization, providing there is a quorum. Such amendments are to serve as recommendations to the Dean.
  5. Review and Revision of the CAE Handbook

    1. A CAE Handbook Task Force comprised of Faculty Organization members appointed by the College Advisory Committee (CAC) will review and revise the College Handbook, as needed, but at least once every three (3) years. 
  6. Maintenance of the CAE Handbook

    1. The College Advisory Committee will maintain the College Handbook/CAE Handbook. All amendments or revisions to the College Handbook must be accomplished in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreements and the guidelines provided in this CAE Handbook section.
  7. Dissemination

    1. Upon approval by the Provost’s office of a revised College Handbook, the CAE Dean’s office shall provide an electronic copy of the revised College Handbook via e-mail to all Faculty Organization members. 
    2. The CAE Dean’s office shall provide an electronic copy of the College Handbook in effect via e-mail to newly hired Faculty and FTNTT Faculty.
    3. A link to a copy of the College Handbook in effect shall be provided on the CAE web site.