Definition of the Faculty | Kent State University

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 at the University and 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.

Regional campus faculty in tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure track (NTT) positions are voting members of the faculty.  

Full-time NTT faculty members are voting members of the faculty and may serve on departmental committees except for the Faculty Evaluation Committee (FEC).

Faculty status may, at the discretion of the faculty, be extended to those with professional administrative appointments as Center directors and who hold graduate faculty rank in the Department.