Article V

Section 1 Budget Committees

Each college shall, in a manner determined by vote of the college faculty, create a college budget committee. According to procedures set by the University Academic Budget Commission, the college budget committee shall propose to that commission allocation of funds for supplies, capital and travel, and student assistance.

Section 2 Curriculum Committees

Each college shall, in a manner determined by vote of the college faculty, create a college curriculum committee. According to the procedures set forth by the University Undergraduate Curriculum Commission, the college curriculum committee shall propose to that commission changes in the college curriculum.

Section 3 College Rank, Salary, and Tenure Committees
  1. Duties
    1. Review and act upon the appropriate DRB's evaluations and recommendations concerning each faculty member. Each college RST committee will require supporting information from the DRB and if the department chair's evaluation and/or recommendation differs from those of the DRB, it will consider both. In making its own judgments, the college RST committee will take into account the same criteria and standards incumbent upon the DRB (identified below in Article VI, Section 4, a).

      If the college RST committee agrees with the DRB's recommendation having to do with rank, it shall forward the recommendation to the Provost. If the college RST committee disagrees with the DRB, it shall consult with the DRB with a view to reaching an accord, and if that effort fails, forward to the Provost its own recommendation, the DRB's recommendation and the department chair's seperate recommendation.

      Review and act upon tenure recommendations by the tenured members of the department or its functional equivalent. If the college RST committee agrees with the recommendation, it shall forward the recommendation to the Provost. If the college RST committee disagrees with the recommendation of the tenured members, it shall forward to the Provost its own recommendation, the tenured members' recommendation, and the department chair's separate recommendation.

      If the college RST committee review concerns a DRB recommendation having to do with a merit award or inequity adjustment, the committee's judgment, made according to standards and guidelines set and monitored by the University RST Policy Commission, shall be final, subject only to the reconsideration procedures referred to in Section 3, a, v of this Article.
    2. May initiate the consideration of any faculty member under its jurisdiction for a merit award or inequity adjustment, but the college RST committee may not make a merit award or inequity adjustment without the concurrence of the DRB.
    3. Shall notify each faculty member in writing as soon as is practicable of all college RST committee judgments concerning that member and shall abide by the more detailed rules and procedures for notification in matters having to do with non-renewal, denial of tenure, and termination as set forth in Faculty Bylaws Part III, Article VIII, Section 2.
    4. Shall notify the department review body when it (the college RST committee) makes a judgment and/or recommendation contrary to one made by the DRB.
    5. Shall reconsider any of its judgments and recommendations as is required if a faculty member invokes the privileges outlined in the Faculty Bylaws, Part III, Article VIII, Sections 1-3.
  2. Membership and Chair

    Each college RST committee shall consist of members in that college and shall consist of at least three tenured faculty members. No more than one member may be from the same department. Each member shall be elected by the whole college faculty. Department chairs, school directors, members of the department or school review bodies, members of the Appeals Commission, and probationary faculty on a terminal contract are not eligible to serve.

    Each college RST committee shall elect yearly a chair from its membership. The college dean (non-voting) is eligible to serve in this capacity. The college dean must send forward his/her own letters concerning probationary faculty and may send forward his/her own recommendations concerning tenured faculty and other matters deliberated upon by the committee. Each college RST committee shall select yearly from its membership, a member to serve on the University Rank, Salary and Tenure Policy Commission.

  3. Voting Eligibility

    No college RST committee member may vote on any evaluation or recommendation concerning him- or herself. No non-tenured member may vote on any recommendation concerning tenure.

Section 4 Library RST Committee
  1. Duties

    The Library RST Committee shall be created by those faculty whose services are assigned primarily to the library. The committee shall serve as the functional equivalent of a departmental review body with regard to evaluation of library faculty, and as the functional equivalent of a college RST committee with regard to the University RST Policy Commission.

  2. Membership and Chair

    The Library RST Committee shall consist of the Library Director (non-voting) and no fewer than two other faculty members elected by the library faculty.