PROCEDURES MANUAL
OFFICE OF THE PROVOST AND ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
1.1
Purpose of Academic Affairs Procedures Manual
1.2
Procedures Manual Modification Process
1.3
Additional Resources for CSM Procedures and Policies
1.4
Overview of the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs

SECTION 2: GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
2.1
Annual Calendar of Deadlines/Due Dates for Academic Procedures
2.2
Department and Administrative Office Hours, Faculty Office Hours, Communication
Requirements and Staff Meetings
2.3
Alcohol at CSM Functions
2.4
Federal, State and Local Government Relations Procedures

SECTION 3: GENERAL PROCEDURES FOR FACULTY
3.1
Employment Contract Period and Pay Calculations for Tenure, Tenure-Track and
Teaching Faculty
3.2
Requests to Engage in Additional Professional Work
3.3
Funds for Which Faculty Members Have Responsibility and Accountability
3.4
Instructional Use of Graduate Students
3.5
Hiring Undergraduate Students
3.6
Summer Program Guidelines
3.7
Retirements and Leaves of Absence
3.8
Office Space for Transitional and Emeritus Faculty
3.9
Sabbatical Requests
3.10
Business Card Protocol
3.11
Gift Ban


SECTION 4: FACULTY HIRING AND TERMINATION
4.1
Requirements for Conducting Formal Faculty Searches
4.2
Hiring Process for Academic Faculty
4.3
Visa and Immigration Protocol for Appointing Foreign Tenured or Tenure Track Faculty
4.4
Required Documentation for New CSM Faculty
4.5
Faculty Appointments for Graduate Students
4.6
Guidelines for Appointing Faculty to a Position with no Remuneration
4.7
Guidelines for Hiring Adjunct Faculty
4.8
Terminating Salary Contracts and Separation of Employees from CSM

SECTION 5: FACULTY EVALUATION
5.1
Faculty Evaluation Procedure Summary
5.2
Suggested Criteria to be Considered for Faculty Evaluations
5.3
Department Head Evaluation Procedure Summary
5.4
Department Head Responsibilities
5.5
Course Evaluations
5.6
Professional Growth Plans for Tenure-Track Faculty

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SECTION 6: PROMOTION AND TENURE
6.1
Promotion/Tenure Timetable and Procedures
6.2
Guidelines for Submission of Promotion/Tenure Material
6.3
Guidelines for Selecting and Requesting External Evaluation Letters
6.4
Preliminary Tenure Reviews for Tenure-Track Faculty
6.5
Demonstration of Attainment of Promotion and/or Tenure Criteria, and Institutional
Guidelines for Reviewers

6.6
Demonstration of Attainment of Promotion Criteria for Library Faculty

SECTION 7: ACADEMIC PROCEDURES
7.1
Final Examination Scheduling and Dead Week/Day Policies
7.2
Common Examination Policy
7.3
Examination Proctoring for Student Athletes
7.4
Employee Tuition Waivers
7.5
Guidelines for Visiting Committees

SECTION 8: FACULTY AWARDS AND EMERITUS STATUS
8.1
Faculty Awards
8.2
Mines Teaching Award (Teaching Faculty)
8.3
Mines Teaching Award (Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty)
8.4
Board of Trustees’ Outstanding Faculty Award
8.5
Alfred E. Jenni Faculty Fellowship
8.6
Faculty Excellence Award
8.7
Nominating Faculty for Emeritus Title

SECTION 9: UNIVERSITY SERVICE: FACULTY CONFERENCE, COMMENCEMENT AND
CONVOCATION

9.1
Requirement to Participate

9.2
Commencement Exercises
9.3
Absences from Commencement and Faculty Conference

SECTION 10: ACADEMIC AFFAIRS TRAVEL POLICIES
10.1
General Travel Information
10.2
Petroleum Institute Semester Policy and Guidelines for Faculty
10.3
International Travel Student Policy





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