Resources for English Department NTT Faculty
Job responsibilities, employment information, and other helpful resources for all NTT ranks are available online. These are described in this section, with links provided.
NTT faculty rights and responsibilities are described in several university, college, and department documents. Via the University and College Senates, faculty play a role in developing and updating policies and procedures.
The ASU ACD Manual: ACD & AAD
The Academic Affairs Manual governs all academic employees at ASU. It is a good idea to review the entire manual, but the sections below may be of particular relevance to NTT faculty:
- Sections 101 – 114: The administrative structure of the university is explained in this section, including the role that faculty play in governance. All full-time NTT faculty are members of the academic assembly, and may vote in academic assembly elections. Additionally, units elect representatives to the university and college senates (section 112 -- bylaws)
- Section 201 defines academic freedom. All faculty have academic freedom.
- Section 300 describes faculty responsibilities
- Section 500 covers personnel matters, including the important “conditions of faculty service” (section 501). Faculty rank definitions and appointment categories are included in section 505-02 and 03
- Sections 600 and 700 describe policies regarding benefits and leaves/absences
The University Senate
The University Senate is “the representative body of the ASU Academic Assembly, which consists of all tenured and tenure-eligible faculty, academic professionals, and full-time contract faculty (i.e. lecturers and senior lecturers, instructors, clinical faculty, research faculty, and professors of practice).” It is “empowered by the Constitution (see ACD112-01) to “act for the Academic Assembly in matters relating to: academic affairs, personnel policies, faculty-student policies, finances and University services and facilities.” The Senate votes on resolutions and motions introduced by Senate committees (such as changes to the ACD) and acts as liaison between faculty and administration. Each unit elects representatives to the senate; the number of unit Senators is determined by the size of the unit. The Department of English currently has three Senators, who serve three year terms. Lecturers and Tenure –Track faculty may serve as Senators, who attend all meetings and distribute notes to the department. Full minutes and other documents (such as new course requests) are available on the website (above).
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Senate: College Governence and College Senate
The College Senate is the representative body for the ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in which the Department of English is housed. It operates in a similar way as the University Senate for College affairs. The Department of English’s Senators are also members of this body, attending meetings and distributing notes.
The Department of English (DEN) Manual (under revision): http://www.asu.edu/clas/asuenglish/facspace/deptmanual/contents.htm
The DEN governs all academic employees of the Department of English. As with the ACD, reviewing the entire manual is a good idea, but the sections below may be of particular relevance to NTT faculty:
- Section 200 (Policies)
- 201: Bylaws: This section describes who is considered a department member, who can attend department meetings and who has voting rights.
- 205: Leave policies
- 206 – 211: Employment policies, such as those regarding benefits and retirement
- 300: Teaching policies
- 500: Hiring, renewal, reappointment, promotion, and annual evaluation policies
- Appendix A: The Annual Prospective Responsibility Form. Each year, all faculty must designate the percentage of their workload dedicated to teaching, professional development/research, and service. NTT ranks’ primary responsibility is teaching (80% - 100%, depending on rank). These percentages factor in to the annual evaluation.
2019 NTT Report
NTT Working Conditions Report May 2016