Faculty Handbook 2023-2024

I.4.c. Faculty Appointments and Family Relationships

 Department Chairs 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 Department Chair involved shall step aside from such decisions. The Committee on Faculty appoints appropriate replacements if necessary. Further details appear in the Faculty Personnel Policies and Procedures section of the Faculty Handbook.