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WPI Faculty Governance

The WPI Faculty Governance Website is the official repository for official faculty governance information and reports, committee minutes, as well as agendas and minutes of the monthly faculty meetings.

A Track to Tenure, Security, Academic Freedom, and Full Inclusion in Governance for Teaching Faculty at WPI – November 10, 2021

WPI Wins 2021 Delphi Award:* The award recognizes our work beginning in 2010 to improve the professional lives and experiences of our non-tenure-track faculty and culminating in a new tenure track exclusively for teaching faculty, secure contracts for the remaining non-tenure-track faculty, and full inclusion in faculty governance for all secured non-tenure-track faculty.

*The Delphi Award is administered by the Pullias Center for Higher Education, which is part of USC’s Rossier School of Education, in partnership with the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) and sponsored by the Teagle Foundation.

Description of our work:

A Summary of Our Work can be viewed HERE.

All Faculty Governance Motions, Rationales, and Implementation Plans related to this work can be viewed HERE.

A case study on WPI's Delphi Award-winning work can be viewed HERE

Media Coverage:

The 2021 Delphi Award Press Release can be viewed HERE

"Tenure for the Teachers." Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed (August 11, 2021)

"Tenure, Contracts, and Mentorship: How Two Universities Reimagined Support for Contingent and Adjunct Faculty." Ben Dedman, Liberal Education (AAC&U, December 20, 2021)

Faculty Contact:

Prof. Mark Richman
WPI Secretary of the Faculty
mrichman@wpi.edu
508-831-5135

 

The Faculty Handbook can be viewed HERE

The Covid-related Policies can be viewed HERE(2019-20) and HERE(2020-21)

Committees should submit their minutes and reports for posting on this site via e-mail directly to the Faculty Governance Coordinator and Executive Assistant, Penny J. Rock, prock@wpi.edu

Access to the information on this site is restricted - while computers within the wpi.edu domain have unfettered access to it, users outside of that domain will be prompted to enter their WPI username and password. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact the IT Services at x5888 or e-mail helpdesk@wpi.edu.

Faculty Meetings 2022-2023

All meetings will be held in Olin Hall 107, or by Zoom if necessary (TBD), beginning at 3:15pm (with the exception of the May meeting, which will be at 11am).

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 11am