The Faculty Senate Faculty Affairs Committee will periodically review the provisions set forth in this Handbook. The committee is responsible for recommending changes, which should have input from the chancellors of UTK and UTIA and their administrative staff including deans, with final for consideration by the Faculty Senate Executive Council and final consideration by the full Faculty Senate.
Major revisions to the Handbook may result from certain actions, including
- adoption of new or amendment of existing policies of the Board of Trustees
- recommendation brought by the chancellor of UTK or UTIA to the Faculty Senate Executive Council, after review by the Faculty Senate Affairs Committee
- recommendation brought by any senate committee to the Faculty Senate Executive Council after review by the Faculty Senate Faculty Affairs Committee
Recommendations of the Faculty Senate for revision of the Faculty Handbook will be presented to the chancellors of UTK and UTIA, who will submit their recommendations concerning the proposed revision to the chief academic officer for the system. The chief academic officer for the system will submit his or her recommendation to appropriate vice presidents, the general counsel, and the president.
If the proposed revision involves a substantive change in policy matters outlined in the Board Policy on Faculty Handbook Revisions, the president, in consultation with the vice presidents and the general counsel, will present his or her recommendation concerning the proposed revision to the board, or appropriate committee of the board. Final approval of all other proposed revisions of the handbook lies with the president, in consultation with the vice presidents and the general counsel.