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Hiring and Academic Planning Committee

The charge of the Hiring and Academic Planning Committee (HAPC) is to make recommendations to the Dean concerning long-range academic and resource planning of the College. Through annual reviews and revisions of the College Academic Master Plan (CAMP). the HAPC will make specific recommendations regarding the implementation of new academic programs. In view of that plan, as well as a survey of Departmental needs, the HAPC will also make annual recommendations regarding the hiring of faculty and support staff, and advise the Dean on broader questions of long-range College development.

2.1       The voting members of the HAPC shall be five faculty: two members representing each of the two divisions (humanities and arts; social and behavioral sciences), who are elected by the faculty within their respective divisions; and a fifth member elected at large from among the eligible College faculty.

2.2       Ex-officio, non-voting members shall include a member of the College support staff and the Dean or his/her representative.

2.3       Committee members shall serve staggered terms of two years and shall be elected before May 1 of the previous academic year.

2.4       Each Fall, the HAPC shall review, revise, and solicit recommendations from the College community regarding changes/additions to the CAMP, and shall submit the CAMP for University review according to published deadlines. The HAPC shall communicate with other College standing committees as necessary regarding the CAMP and its implementation. Consistent with the planning presented in the CAMP, the HAPC will also make recommendations to the Dean regarding the College response to broader, Division or campus level planning exercises and requirements.

2.5       The HAPC shall provide the Dean with timely recommendations regarding hiring priorities of faculty and support staff, balancing the needs of existing Departments and planned future degree programs. Each Fall the HAPC shall conduct a survey of Department needs, including a call for hiring proposals for faculty and staff. Tenure-track faculty hiring proposals will apply to hires for which searches will be conducted in the following academic year; staff hiring proposals will apply to whatever timeline is established for that cycle of recruitment.

2.6       The HAPC shall review the faculty hiring proposals in the context of any changes made to the CAMP (even as it updates the CAMP), and shall present the Dean a prioritized list of recommended searches, early in the Spring semester. The Dean shall respond in a timely manner, by the end of the academic year, with the final list of searches to be submitted to the Provost for approval. The HAPC shall review staff hiring proposals in the context of the Department and College needs, and shall present the Dean a prioritized list of recommended searches, early in the Spring semester. The Dean shall respond in a timely manner and meet with the committee to negotiate the final list of searches that will be authorized. HAPC shall consult with other standing committees as needed, in order to complete its tasks as charged.

2.7       On an ad hoc basis, at the request of the Dean or at its own behest, the HAPC may provide advice to the Dean’s Office on any matter of long-term College planning, development, and/or resource allocation, working in consultation with other standing College committees, as necessary and advisable.