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A Community Forum on Guilford College Faculty Life

Service to the College Community

April 23rd, 2016

Here are the existing standards:

Service to the College Community

Service includes departmental, committee and other activities sponsored by the College. Each faculty member is expected to serve responsibly in these areas. Such service, however, does not substitute for performance with respect to the first three criteria (stated above in 2.441, 2.442, and 2.443), nor can it consistently be set aside in favor of those activities.

Other forms of service outside the College can present themselves on occasion. These contributions also will be evaluated as appropriate in the overall context. In particular, activities beyond the immediate community which also significantly assist the work of the College may occasionally be considered in personnel decisions.

Some examples of evidence of College community service are listed below:

Help develop interdisciplinary programs and courses;

  • Participate in colloquia and similar programs;
  • Join in faculty development projects;
  • Stimulate students intellectually in various settings outside the classroom;
  • Participate in the governance of the College;
  • Take responsibility for College organizations;
  • Initiate helpful contacts with alumni;
  • Serve the broader constituencies of the College, such as community organizations.

Here is the proposed draft revised language. This is from FEP (2008) with some additions by FAC (2016).

2.344 Service to the College Community

Criteria

Service includes departmental, committee and other activities sponsored by the College. All faculty are expected to participate in the governance of the College by attending faculty meetings, serving their department, and serving on a committee or chairing a department or division. Faculty may also demonstrate service by helping develop or direct programs, working on accreditation or reaccreditation, participation in colloquia and other College events, facilitating faculty development projects, initiating helpful contacts with alumni, advising student organizations, and participating in or directing College organizations.

Faculty may make the case that service activities beyond the immediate college community significantly assist the work of the College and therefore should also be considered as service. Examples here include uncompensated service to professional or community organizations, service on a review panel for a funding organization, or other instances of the utilization of one’s disciplinary or professional skills in service of an organization.

Assessment

Service is assessed by a faculty member’s self-evaluation and supporting documentation and letters from faculty and staff colleagues.

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