Definition of the Faculty

The terms "Faculty", "members of the Faculty", and "Faculty members" used in this handbook are defined as full-time Faculty of academic rank who hold tenured or tenure-track appointments of the Department on the Kent Campus and at the Regional Campuses who, therefore, are members of the bargaining unit as defined in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Unless otherwise specified voting rights on Departmental matters are restricted to the Faculty.  In addition to the voting Faculty, all other faculty members such as part-time, temporary, or adjunct appointments are eligible to attend Departmental faculty meetings and participate in the deliberations; they do not have voting privileges.  The Faculty, through its elected body, the Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) and other Departmental committees, is advisory and recommendatory to the Chair.