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Williams College Faculty Handbook

I. College and Faculty Governance and Administration

A. The Board of Trustees, the President, and Other Senior Administrators
B. The Faculty
C. Faculty Committees and Panels
D. Administrative Advisory Groups

II. Faculty Policies and Programs

A. Introduction
B. Faculty Titles and Ranks
C. Faculty Appointments, Reappointments, and Promotions
D. Reconsideration and Appeal of Reappointment and Promotion Decisions
E. Faculty Salaries
F. Academic Department Governance
G. Academic Program Governance
H. Teaching Duties and Related Responsibilities
I. Policies Governing Part-time Faculty
J. Service to the College Community
K. Evaluation of Non-Tenured Faculty Teaching, Scholarship, and Community Service
L. Evaluation of Associate Professors and Promotion to Full Professor
M. Leaves of Absence for Professional Work
N. Research Support
O. Terms of Service for Faculty in the Department of Physical Education
P. Faculty Appointments and Potential Conflict of Interest From Family and Other Special Personal Relationships
Q. Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
R. Sexual Harassment Policy
S. Non-Discrimination Policy and Outline of Discrimination Grievance Procedures
T. Scientific Misconduct and Public Health Service Reporting Obligations
U. Termination of Appointment for Cause
V. Procedures for Imposition of Sanctions Other Than Dismissal

Faculty Benefits and Services

Payroll Information
Insurance Plans
The College Retirement Plan
Benefits and Privileges for Retired Faculty
Benefits for Early Retirees
Faculty and Administrative Staff Housing
Child Care
The College Tuition Grant Program
Reduced Fee Policy for Williams Courses
Athletic Facilities and Cultural Events
Faculty Moving Allowance
College Cemetery
Summer Employment for Children of Faculty and Staff
Williams College Employees Federal Credit Union
Employee Benefits for Part-time Faculty
Employee Benefits for Visiting Faculty
Family and Medical Leave of Absence Policy

Faculty-Student Relations

Advising Students
Entertaining and Dining with Students

Facilities and Services

The College Libraries
Faculty Offices
College Publications and News Services
Duplicating Services and Office Supplies
Textbooks for Class Use
Campus Mail
Dining, Meeting and Lecture Facilities
Office of Information Technology
Williams College Museum of Art
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
The Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Bernhard Music Center
'62 Center for Theatre and Dance
Center for Environmental Studies
Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Center for Development Economics
Athletic Facilities
Multicultural Center

Faculty Activities

Faculty Club
Faculty Lecture Series
Phi Beta Kappa
Sigma Xi
Convocation and Commencement


Guidelines for a Formal Hearing in Cases of Alleged Improper Consideration
Discrimination Grievance Procedures
Guidelines for a Formal Hearing in the Case of Dismissal or Suspension of a Faculty Member Because of Serious Shortcomings in the Discharge of His or Her Professional Duties
Safety and Public Health Committees and Policies