Faculty Handbook 2017-2018

C.3. Faculty Appointments and Family Relationships

Hendrix College does not believe that proscription of the opportunity of members of an immediate family to serve as colleagues is a sound method of avoiding the problems associated with nepotism. The College intends to set reasonable restrictions on an individual’s capacity to function as judge or advocate in situations involving members of his or her immediate family. Faculty members should neither initiate nor participate in institutional decisions involving a direct benefit (initial appointment, retention, tenure, promotion, salary, or leave of absence) to members of their immediate families. When such cases arise, then the Faculty member involved shall recuse himself or herself from such discussions. The Committee on Faculty appoints an appropriate replacement for the recused if necessary.