Source: Office of Academic Affairs
Revised: March 3, 2000
PART-TIME INSTRUCTORS' HANDBOOK
SECTION I. ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
Board of Regents
SECTION II. PART-TIME FACULTY EMPLOYMENT
Faculty Employment (Minimum Qualifications
SECTION III. RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Class Record Book
Official Files of Tests and Syllabi
Faculty Member's Absence from Class
Information Furnished to Students by Faculty Member
Scheduling of Course Exams
Suspension of Classes
Writing Across the Curriculum
General Education Student Learning Outcomes
SECTION IV. LIBRARY
Audio Visual Equipment Procedures
SECTION V. BUSINESS AND PERSONNEL MATTERS
Drug Free Workplace Policy
Sexual Harassment Policy
Although full-time faculty members teach the majority of Bainbridge College's
courses, the college does use the services of several part-time faculty.
Some have provided service for many years. Part-time faculty members
are a vital part of the life of the college; their loyal service is greatly
appreciated. Part-time faculty members must hold credentials comparable
to those of full-time faculty members and also must meet criteria established
by the Board of Regents and the regional accrediting agency.
All part-time faculty members should read the Bainbridge College Catalog
to become generally familiar with college policies and programs. Although
they are not required to serve as academic advisors, they may be called
upon in their classes to answer questions of a general nature. When in
doubt, the faculty member should refer the student to his/her academic
advisor or to the appropriate division/department chairperson.
The following sections provide information which applies to all part-time
faculty members regardless of the division/department for which they teach.
However, individual chairpersons may supplement this information with
guidelines for his/her own administrative unit. These chairpersons are
the primary source for information, supplies, special requests, and administrative
ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF
UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA
Board of Regents
The governing body of all thirty-four institutions in the University
System is the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, a
constitutional board created by a 1931 act of the Georgia General Assembly.
The Board is composed of sixteen members: one from each of the eleven
congressional districts of the State and five from the State-at-large.
The members, who serve seven-year terms, are appointed by the Governor
and confirmed by the Senate.
The Board of Regents selects the Chancellor who holds office at the pleasure
of the Board. S/He is the chief administrative officer of the University
System and is responsible to the Board for the prompt and effective execution
of all resolutions, policies, and rules and regulations, adopted by the
Board for the ordering and the operation of the entire University System
and for the government of any and all of its institutions. The Chancellor
has the power to veto any act of any council, faculty, or committee of
any institution within the University System.
The President is the executive head of the institution and of all its
departments and exercises such supervision and direction as promotes the
efficient operation of the institution. S/He is responsible to the Chancellor
for the operation and management of the institution and for the execution
of all directives of the Board of Regents and the Chancellor. All actions
of the faculty, councils, and committees are subject to the approval of
The Bainbridge College's organizational chart is included on page 4 for
part-time faculty information. Key personnel with whom part-time instructors
may need to interact are listed here.
PART-TIME FACULTY EMPLOYMENT
Individual institutions of the University System have the authority to
determine the rate of compensation for courses taught by part-time instructors.
The current compensation is $500 per semester credit hour. The amount
of compensation is specified in the letter of agreement issued by the
Vice President of Academic Affairs at the beginning of each semester.
State law prohibits prepayment for goods and services. Compensation
will be made in equal payments at regularly scheduled payroll intervals
during the semester; the dates are detailed in the appointment letter
each semester. Checks can be mailed if the instructor requests the Business
Office to do so. Federal law requires that Social Security Medicare taxes
be withheld, the amount determined by the information submitted on the
The Board of Regents has established basic policies for the employment
of part-time instructors:
The following items address the issue of part-time employment: Non-tenured
faculty employed less than full-time: (Source: Administrative
Directive to Presidents (7-19-82)
A. Shall be known as Apart-time@ faculty.
B. Are not accruing time toward tenure.
C. Are not covered under the "Revised Tenure Policies."
D. Are considered temporary appointees, requiring reappointment
from year-to- year (if and as needed).*
E. If written agreements or contracts are issued to part-time faculty
members, they must be appropriate to the specific assignments.
F. Additional justification will be required when a part-time faculty
member's employment exceeds one-half time for the year.
* does not include Adjunct Faculty (courtesy appointments)
Regular part-time instructors (teaching at least half-time for two consecutive
semesters) are eligible for full fringe benefits. Regular half-time instructors
receive contracts for specified periods of time (usually for an academic
year) whereas temporary part-time instructors receive letters of agreement
on a semester-to-semester basis. Part-time instructors teaching less
than half-time are not eligible for fringe benefits.
Dismissal of Part-time Instructional
Part-time personnel serve without a written contract and hold their employment
at the pleasure of the President, Chief Academic Officer, or the immediate
supervisor, who may discontinue the employment of such employees without
cause or advance notice. (Source: The Policy Manual of the Board
of Regents, Section 803.1101)
Employment or re-employment of part-time faculty is based upon need for
instructors, qualifications, references or quality of previous part-time
The college cannot make a commitment to a part-time faculty member until
a final registration count for the course can be determined. As soon
as a course has received sufficient enrollment, the Vice President of
Academic Affairs sends to the part-time instructor through the division/department
chairperson a letter of agreement specifying the terms of employment.
The original of this letter should be signed and returned to the Office
of Academic Affairs within three days of receipt.
Division/department chairpersons determine whether a part-time instructor
will be asked to continue services on an as-needed basis. At a minimum,
student evaluations for each course will be administered toward the end
of each semester. Part-time instructors must follow procedures established
by the division/department chairpersons. Additionally, chairpersons may
visit classes at any time to assess the effectiveness of teaching methods.
Faculty Employment (Minimum Qualifications)
The same standards for minimum qualifications apply to both full-time
and part-time faculty members.
A. Minimum employment qualifications for all three types of institutions
and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:
1. Master's degree. Exceptions may be made for the following:
a. persons of special learning and ability;
b. promising individuals who have recently acquired the bachelor's
degree and are proceeding with graduate training;
c. temporary emergency appointments.
2. Evidence of ability as a teacher.
3. Evidence of scholarly competence and activity.
4. Successful experience (This must necessarily be waived in the case
of beginners who meet all other requirements.).
5. Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview,
complete biographical data, and recommendation(s).
Typically a faculty member will hold a Master=s degree with a minimum
of 18 semester graduate hours in the discipline to be taught; for those
teaching developmental studies or technical areas requiring specialized
training, some exceptions are permitted.
Before teaching his/her first class at Bainbridge College, each part-time
instructor meets with the appropriate chairperson who reviews practices
and procedures and provides the instructor with written divisional/departmental
materials. Periodically, chairpersons meet with part-time instructors
to discuss matters of interest and to explain any changes that may have
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Faculty members of Bainbridge College have all the time-honored tenets
of academic freedom that are normally found in institutions of higher
education. These include freedom of inquiry and dissemination of subject
material by all ethical means. Instructors are encouraged to study, conduct
research, write, and teach in any manner that increases their stature
and their discipline, and brings credit to the profession. Since instruction
is the primary responsibility of the instructor at this institution, teaching
is the aspect of one's professional life which must come first.
With freedom comes responsibility. Each instructor is expected to give
an honest, objective presentation of the subject material. College instructors,
as members of a learned profession, are considered authorities on many
subjects. The mere fact that a college instructor has "said it"
will frequently give weight to the comment. Pronouncements, especially
those "out of field," should be guarded because they may be
misinterpreted by lay people. Instructors, of course, may interpret information
and give their personal views, but academic honesty requires that opinions
be noted as such. Because of the college instructor's unique place in
the community, he/she must exercise tact, accuracy, honesty, concern for
student welfare, and concern for the reputation of self, the teaching
profession, and the institution by which he/she is employed.
There is no institutional policy about required class attendance. Some
divisions have agreed upon divisional/departmental requirements. All
faculty members should make unquestionably clear in their course syllabi
their policy about required class attendance and the effect that excessive
absences can have on the students' end-of-the-semester evaluation.
Bainbridge College provides a Learning Center which all
students should be encouraged to visit at the beginning of the semester
and to make frequent use of the services offered. Services available
include: tutoring, study groups, sound seminars, study skills seminars,
grammar doctor, PLATO, Regents test preparation seminars, and term paper
seminars. Tutors are available for many subject areas. Tutors work on
an appointment basis, though sometimes they are available on a walk-in
basis. Experience shows that students who establish an early habit of
studying with a tutor do better and make consistently higher grades than
those who sporadically seek help or who wait until the last two weeks
of the course.
Class Record Book
If part-time faculty members do not plan to teach another course in the
immediate future, they should turn their record books in to the division/department
chairperson. The chairpersons will explain their practice for managing
class record books.
Official Files of Tests and Syllabi
Instructors must submit copies of all tests and syllabi to their division
chairperson and to the Office of Academic Affairs. This is one of the
accreditation requirements for Bainbridge College, and such official files
prove invaluable in the event that an emergency suddenly removes an instructor
from his/her class(es).
Faculty Member's Absence from Class
Because the primary objective of the college is the promotion of learning,
faculty members are expected to meet all scheduled classes or to make
arrangements for the meeting of those classes when they know in advance
about an absence. They must make clear their plans to the appropriate
division/department chairperson and notify students in advance when they
know that they will be unable to conduct class. In the event of an emergency
(such as illness, accident, or family crisis) the faculty member should
contact his/her division/department chairperson and with that chairperson's
assistance make every reasonable effort to notify students if the class
must be canceled. Only in the most extreme emergency should a faculty
member ask a colleague or staff member to post a "no-class today"
sign. Faculty members should normally hold class for the duration of
the period unless there are extenuating circumstances. Occasionally some
flexibility may be necessary, but these times should be very rare.
Some divisions request all faculty members to complete a form when they
must miss a class. Instructors should consult the chairperson about this
Information Furnished to Students by Faculty Members
At the beginning of each semester, preferably on the first day of class
meeting, faculty members must provide students in writing (usually in
a syllabus) with the following essential information:
A. General course outline.
B. Absence policy.
C. Grading policies and procedure (including course participation grade,
D. Office hours and location.
E. Statement concerning plagiarism and class conduct.
F. Clear statement of all course requirements.
G. Clear statement of course objectives.
H. Requirements about purchase of textbooks, supplies, or other necessary
I. Other relevant information as deemed essential by the faculty member.
Note: Some divisions/departments may require additional information.
Faculty members must inform the students about the date of the last day
which students can withdraw from a class without penalty (mid-term).
Instructors must provide some written evidence of progress for the student
prior to the last day for student withdrawal from a class
without penalty. In addition, the College requires a reporting of class
members who are performing below satisfactory levels at mid-term so advisors
can guide these students toward appropriate actions to impact student
success and retention.
Scheduling of Course Exams
Faculty should construct examinations that can be completed during an
allotted class period or announced final exam period. If longer exams
are required, the instructor should divide the test into segments and
administer the parts over several class periods or consider structuring
a take-home exam or other means of assessing the students= mastery of
course content. Other than make-up tests agreed upon for an appointed
time and scheduled place with individual students, all examinations should
be administered within the confines of the allotted course time. If for
some reason determined appropriate by the instructor, a student or students
require(s) additional test time, the instructor must vacate the room for
any class that is scheduled to follow the test period and must make arrangements
to accommodate the student(s) in another location. However, caution should
apply to avoid any penalty for students who happen to have another course
scheduled immediately following the scheduled exam. To accommodate a
documented disability, a student=s Individual Educational Plan (IEP) may
prescribe additional time to complete tests..
Because of limited facilities, the college normally does not provide
part-time instructors with office space. Sometimes temporary arrangements
may be made with the division/department chairpersons for use of a college
room. Part-time faculty members should make every effort to be available
for consultation with students for a period of at least one hour per week
for each three-hour class. The best time for this consultation is usually
immediately before or after the time of class meeting. The location for
this activity could be a classroom, a faculty work area, or a conference
All faculty members are expected to report grades to the Records Office
no later than the deadline established each semester. They should make
every effort to turn in their grade sheets prior to the deadline whenever
Suspension of Classes
Classes will be suspended only if weather conditions are extremely hazardous.
However, personal safety is the primary concern. Faculty members, staff,
and students should use good judgment and avoid unnecessary risks. If
college operations and classes are to be suspended, college officials
will notify the following radio and television stations:
WCTV Tallahassee WJIZ Albany
WALB Albany WBCD Bainbridge
WTVY Dothan WMGR Bainbridge
WTWC Tallahassee WGRA
Cairo WGLF Tallahassee
WQVE Camilla WPAX Tallahassee
When in doubt, all college personnel and students should listen to one
of these media. If time and conditions permit, other media outlets in
the service area will be notified. Sometimes phone calls can not be completed
because of downed telephone lines; thus, media outlets become the only
tool for notifications about cancellations.
Whether or not "make-up" days are scheduled for suspended classes
will depend on the duration of time required by the severe weather. If
only one class meeting is suspended, the instructor will determine how
missed instruction will be made up. Longer dismissals may require a campus-wide
Instructors should contact their division/department chairperson for
instructional needs such as grade books, supplies, and teaching aids.
Secretarial services are available. Instructors should purchase no course
materials for which reimbursement is expected without written authorization.
Writing Across the Curriculum
Faculty members in all disciplines are expected to provide writing experiences
that will require students to express their ideas in complete sentences
and paragraphs. In other words, evaluation of students' work should require
something more than short-answers (such as phrases, multiple-choice, and
true-false). Every course should require at least some paragraph responses.
Faculty members are encouraged to require essays, including the longer
"term" paper. Obviously, the longer paper is more relevant
to some courses than to others. Helping students to achieve writing competency
is the responsibility of all college instructors.
General Education Student Learning Outcomes
Bainbridge College believes that every student, regardless of the program
of study, should acquire certain fundamental learning of a general nature
which characterizes an educated person. Bainbridge College regularly
assesses to determine if students and their curricula accomplish these
learning outcomes. Students at Bainbridge College are expected to:
1. Demonstrate the ability to communicate in standard English.
2. Demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
3. Apply fundamental mathematical concepts.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of individual and societal behavior.
5. Demonstrate an awareness of the multi-cultural character of
Students attending Bainbridge College must interact with computer technology.
The Library uses computers to assist students= searches for course materials.
Many courses either meet in a computer classroom or require assignments
that use computers. Students can request e-mail addresses, can use computers
dedicated for e-mail in the Student Center, for Internet chat in the Library,
for tutorials in the Learning Center, for word processing or other applications
in the Library or open computer labs, or for registering themselves for
college classes or applying for federal financial aid. Assisting students
to increase computer competencies is the responsibility of all
A. To provide information that is correlative to that supplied in
the classroom and that is both critical and explanatory in nature.
B. To provide this information in all pertinent forms and formats.
C. To provide instruction in information access procedures on a regular
and continuing basis and in conjunction with any discipline.
D. To provide information assistance and support in classroom instruction,
especially in relation to the use of audiovisual materials, and computer-based
and multi‑media based resources.
E. To enlist students, faculty, and administration in the selection
of materials for inclusion in the library collection.
F. To develop a patron‑centered library by focusing on the needs
of patrons rather than on administrative convenience.
G. To participate effectively in the total college program.
H. To cooperate with local, regional, and state libraries and library
organizations in promoting effective and efficient information services
and resource sharing throughout the state.
I. To develop a collection of local, state, and Southeastern materials.
J. To plan for and respond to the continued growth of the student
body and physical facilities.
A. The library will be in operation between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays. Hours
will vary between semesters and during the Summer.
B. Materials will be circulated to all students, faculty, administrators,
and staff members. Citizens living in the college service area may also
utilize the library including circulation privileges, provided they properly
apply for and receive a library circulation card. Circulation policies
are detailed in the library brochure available at the Circulation Desk.
C. Faculty may designate materials as "Reserve Materials."
Such materials will be shelved behind the circulation desk and will be
released to the student under the conditions established by the faculty
member. In the case of materials designated for overnight circulation,
the material may not be released from the library until five minutes before
closing time and is due in the library at opening time on the next day
D. The library will acquire materials that support, supplement, and
expand on the curriculum of the college. Materials not related to the
curriculum of the college will be purchased on a limited basis. Current
fiction, in particular, will be left to its proper provider, the public
library. The faculty should be careful to request materials that conform
to the curricular guideline, although a limited number of more sophisticated
materials will be purchased specifically for faculty use.
E. Materials needed by the faculty for a given semester should be
ordered at least six weeks in advance of time they will be needed, especially
F. The library will provide to all patrons interlibrary loan service,
reference service, copying services (within copyright guidelines), and
general assistance in using the collections and services.
G. The library will provide access
to computers for student and faculty use through the library's Computer
Center. IBM compatible computers with applications and tutorial software
will be available to support class assignments.
H. The library will accept, gratefully, materials that are donated
to the library and are deemed appropriate for our collection. The donor
should understand that the library reserves the right to dispose of all
donated materials in a manner deemed appropriate by the library with regard
to the quality and timeliness of the materials and the needs of the library.
AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT PROCEDURES
1. Due to Federal and Department of Technical and Adult Education
funding sources and constraints, Technical Division requests using these
funds will purchase equipment through division procedures.
2. For other units/divisions, faculty members should make recommendations
based on individual, program, division or college goals to division/department
chairs to be forwarded to the Academic Dean via Unit Plans. The dean
will coordinate a prioritized acquisition list and forward to the Director
of Library for purchase as funds are allocated.
1. Due to inventory controls, the nature and sensitivity of equipment
and laboratory requirements, it is not feasible to move items. However,
when there is a need for equipment to be used, accommodations for time
at the equipment location will be made available if at all possible.
2. Requests for equipment use should be made well in advance,
preferably at least a week in advance.
3. If instruction in operation of equipment is needed, it should
be requested in advance.
4. Individuals using equipment more than once should learn to set
up and operate it themselves.
C. Audio Visual Software, Films, Etc. Requests for items of less
than $100 will be forwarded to the library as usual. Items over $100
will be requested in the same manner as audio visual equipment.
BUSINESS AND PERSONNEL MATTERS
The College Bookstore operates to provide students with the books and
supplies needed for Bainbridge College courses. Faculty members must
communicate their needs through appropriate Division/Department heads,
allowing the Bookstore Manager sufficient time to procure the merchandise.
During the first week of classes, the bookstore will stay open longer
to accommodate evening classes. During times when the bookstore is closed,
requests for services from the bookstore should be directed to the Business
The College provides security personnel around the clock. Any personnel
observing unsafe or suspicious situations should notify the security guard,
the Director of Plant Operations, or the Vice President for Business Affairs.
The telephone number for campus security is: 248‑7017. The College
is also included in the Emergency 911 system for Decatur County.
Copies of the Bainbridge College "Accident/Illness Procedures"
are available in all division/department offices and in the offices of
all full-time faculty members. Because of their limited time on campus,
part-time faculty members are advised to seek assistance from full-time
employees in the event of an emergency. (Interrupt another class if absolutely
necessary.) If access to a faculty member's phone or a library phone
is not possible, pay phones are located in the Student Center or the Technical
Part-time faculty members can obtain parking decals upon request to the
Business Office. Certain areas are reserved for employee parking; parking
decals identify employee=s vehicles. A detailed Traffic Code is available
in the Business Office. All parking and driving regulations apply to
part-time faculty members.
Bainbridge College adheres to the following laws concerning college records:
A. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act - This is a Federal
law that prohibits the release of personalized student educational records.
B. Georgia Open Records Law - This law provides for public
access to college records, unless specifically exempted in the law.
C. Georgia Records Management Law - This law delineates requirements
for retention of specific records held by the college.
All inquiries for student information should be referred to the Director
of Admissions. Any inquiries for other records should be referred to
the Vice President of Business Affairs, who has been designated the Custodian
of the Records.
Drug Free Workplace Policy
The work environment of Bainbridge College will be drug free. The unlawful
manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled
substance is prohibited in the workplace. Employees are expected to arrive
at work drug-free and to remain drug free while at work.
As a condition of employment, each employee will abide by the requirement
of the above policy, and will notify the Vice President of Business Affairs
of any criminal drug statute conviction (or plea of Anolo contendere@)
for the violation occurring in the workplace. Such notification will
be no later than five days after such conviction or plea.
Violations of the above policy will be considered acts of gross irresponsibility
and shall be subject to disciplinary procedures, possibly resulting in
suspension or termination of employment.
Sexual Harassment Policy
A. Sexual harassment of employees or students at Bainbridge College
is prohibited and shall subject the offender to dismissal or other sanctions
after compliance with procedural due process requirements. Unwelcome
sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical
conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when:
1. Submission to such conduct is made explicitly or implicitly a term
or condition of an individual's employment or academic standing; or
2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used
as a basis for employment or academic decisions affecting an individual;
3. Such conduct unreasonably interferes with an individual's work or
academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive
working or academic environment.
B. For purposes of this policy, sexual harassment is defined as follows:
1. Sexual conduct of any nature which is not freely and mutually agreeable
to both parties.
2. Communications of a sexual nature, whether verbal, written, or pictorial,
which are made with the intent to intimidate the person receiving such
3. Solicitation of sexual conduct of any nature, when submission to
or rejection of such conduct is intended to be the basis for either implicitly
or explicitly imposing adverse or favorable terms and conditions of employment
or academic standing.
C. Procedure for handling sexual harassment complaints:
1. Any student wishing to discuss a complaint related to this
policy should contact either the Dean of Students or the Vice President
Academic Affairs. Employees wishing to discuss a complaint should
contact the Vice President of Business Affairs or the Vice President of
Academic Affairs. Complaints should be discussed with the appropriate
person within 30 days after the occurrence of the alleged act causing
the complaint. All complaints will be dealt with promptly and confidentially.
2. If a Complainant is not satisfied with the results of discussions,
he/she will be informed of the option to file a sworn statement (affidavit)
with the institution=s Affirmative Action Officer, setting forth in substantial
detail the alleged incident(s) of sexual harassment, including the relief
requested (e.g., restoration of lost job benefits).
3. The Affirmative Action Officer will invite sworn statements from
witnesses suggested by the Complainant. [Total elapsed time from date
of complaint to completion of this step: 5 working days.]
4. The Affirmative Action Officer will present the alleged harasser
(employee) with a copy of the victim's complaint and other sworn statements,
if any, and provide the employee an opportunity to file a reply sworn
5. The Affirmative Action Officer shall then invite sworn statements
from witnesses named by the employee. [Total elapsed time from date of
complaint to completion of this step: 10 working days.]
6. Depending upon the state of the evidence at this stage (e.g.,
admission or denial by the employee; corroborative witnesses supporting
Complainant's allegations; corroborative witnesses who support the employee's
denial), the Affirmative Action Officer may choose to invite both the
Complainant and the employee to appear and discuss the status of the case,
affording each an opportunity to summarize their respective positions.
No attempt will be made to discourage the Complainant from pursuing the
sexual harassment charge. [Total elapsed time: 15 working days from
date complaint received.]
7. A full report of the investigation, with the statements and other
evidentiary matter attached, will be provided by the Affirmative Action
Officer to officials designated by the President as the Grievance Committee
to conduct an informal inquiry. The President shall be notified when
the case has been presented to the Grievance Committee. The Grievance
Committee shall make findings of fact and recommendations to the President
or his/her designated representative concerning the disposition of the
case (i.e., whether the evidence fairly describes the elements of a charge
of sexual harassment, in light of all evidence submitted by both sides).
[Total elapsed time from receipt of complaint to presentation of the case
to the Grievance Committee: 20 working days.]
8. If the President accepts the findings of the Grievance Committee
that sexual harassment has occurred, or recommendations that further action
is warranted, the President, or his/her designated representative, will
commence due process procedures identical to those appearing in the Regents'
Bylaws, pages 12-15, Procedures for Removal of Faculty Members.
In the case of classified employees, the due process procedure set forth
in the Business Procedures Manual, Vol 3A, Section
II-I and K, shall be followed.
9. The faculty member or classified employee will be provided with
a notification letter similar to that described in Bylaws of the
Board of Regents, paragraph VI-B-8d.3. [Elapsed time from receipt of
complaint to service of the notification of letter: 30 working days.]
10. In the event a due process hearing requested by the employee is
held, the President shall receive and review the findings and recommendations
of the Hearing Committee as provided for in the Regents' Bylaws
or Business Procedures Manual referred to above.
The President may approve such findings which he/she determines are supported
by substantial evidence. Adverse personnel actions may include termination,
or a lesser sanction, as determined by the President in his/her discretion.
[It is contemplated in these guidelines that the President's final action
will be completed not later than 60 days from receipt of the Complainant's
affidavit alleging sexual harassment.]
Processing time standards contained herein serve as institutional
guidelines only, and neither Complainants nor Employees derive rights
or benefits thereunder.