|Specifications for Rotating Directorship of the Philosophy Program|
1) The position of Director of the Philosophy Program shall rotate among all tenured faculty on the basis of seniority. Seniority is determined according to rank or the most years at that rank should there be more than one faculty member at the same rank. Once a member of the program has completed a term as Program Director he or she moves to the bottom of the rotation. The next person in the rotation shall be expected to serve unless there is a legitimate reason not to serve (such as research leave or family leave) that is agreed upon by the faculty. If all tenured faculty have had a chance to serve, the rotation begins again with the highest ranking tenured faculty member.
2) The term of service as Director of the Philosophy Program shall be three (3) years. At the beginning of the spring semester of the third year of the term the faculty will jointly decide whether the Director may have a second term of three (3) years or of a shorter duration if circumstances warrant. If the Director indicates a willingness to continue in the post this must be agreed to by the majority of the tenured and tenure-track faculty. A vote by secret ballot shall be taken of the tenured and tenure-track Program faculty to determine the majority. In the case of a tie, the chair of the Department of English and Philosophy shall have a vote. If the Director does not wish to serve a second term, or the majority of the tenured and tenure-track faculty do not wish to have the Director continue into a second term, then the next person in the rotation shall be expected to serve unless there is a legitimate reason not to do so.
This page last updated 8/4/2008.