NEW STRUCTURES AND POLICIES


Automatically Approved Pre-tenure Extensions | Consensual Relations Policy | Partner Hiring Policy | Cultural Competency Awareness Class | Faculty Diversity Website | Faculty Exit Interviews and New Faculty Satisfaction Survey | LGBT Resources & Information | Work Load Release Policy | Temporary Change in Parking

Automatically Approved Pre-tenure Extensions

In recognition of the family obligations facing many faculty, a pre-tenure extension is now available to untenured men and women in cases of family emergencies and/or childbirth or adoption. Upon written notification by the care-giving parent or parents within one year after each live birth or after each adoption, an extension of one year of the pretenure period shall be granted by the Provost. Faculty may then apply for tenure on the original or the extended schedule at their discretion.

Consensual Relations Policy

Romantic or sexual relationships can occur in a campus setting. All relationships must be consensual, but even when consensual, concerns can be raised about the validity of the consent, conflicts of interest, and preferential treatment.

This policy requires management plans for all those having romantic or sexual relationships with those they supervise.

Partner Hiring Policy

The University has created a structure, used at the discretion of the Provost and Deans, to assist in the successful recruitment and retention of new faculty members and administrators who increase the quality and diversity of the university.

Cultural Competency Awareness Class

The Faculty Cultural Competency training is designed for faculty to achieve a better understanding and appreciation of differences in others. The training stresses University policies and the importance of an equitable, welcoming climate for all faculty, staff, and students. All new faculty are required by the Office of the Provost to attend the training before the end of their first fiscal year on campus.

Faculty Diversity Website

A new faculty diversity website was created to aid in the recruitment of a diverse candidate pool. The Faculty Diversity Specialist, originally supported by the ACES grant, has been established as a permanent position in the Office of the President and the Provost.

Faculty Exit Interviews and New Faculty Satisfaction Survey

Online exit interviews have been created to provide data that may be used to establish retention activities within the colleges and schools.

An online new faculty satisfaction survey is being administered as a faculty member enters their third year at Case. The intent is to improve the pre-tenure situation and retain our new faculty by gathering data that allows for early intervention.

LGBT Resources & Information

A website is maintained to provide Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender information and support to our campus community.

This site provides a variety of information about Case policies, student groups and organizations, news, and the latest research on LGBT issues and concerns, including the domestic partner policy and benefits information.

Work Load Release Policy

The University wishes to provide eligible faculty members with a period of time in which to adjust to the demands of parenting newly born or adopted children under the age of six. A faculty member who is the primary care-giving parent and whose duties as a faculty member include teaching and service duties shall be granted a workload release from teaching and service duties for one academic semester following each live birth or each adoption of a child under the age of six. The request for a workload release of teaching and service duties is to be made, in writing, to the department chair, where the constituent faculty is organized into departments, or to the Dean. The request is forwarded to the Dean for approval.

Temporary Change in Parking

The university understands that life events sometimes necessitate a member of the Case campus community to park in an area other than his/her assigned lot. In order to request a temporary change in parking, please follow the instructions below:

1) First, request a note from your doctor specifying your injury/condition that is causing your need for parking closer to your office/work area and the length of time that you will need the temporary parking. A faxed copy is acceptable. Example of possible text from Doctor:

To Health Service, Case Western Reserve University RE: Injury/condition of patient X Please be advised that X is a patient of mine who is being treated for Y. I have advised X to [limit walking, use crutches etc.] for x amount of time. If you have further questions please contact my office at XXX-XXX.

2) Fax the copy of your doctors explanation along with a typed note from you that specifies a) where you currently park (lot number) and, b) where you would like to park (lot number) for the duration of your injury/condition. Please name a first and second choice for closer parking as some lots are so limited as to be unable to accommodate a temporary change. Fax number for Health Services: 368-8530.

This process is confidential and information about your injury/condition will remain in the Health Service Office. For questions about this process or HIPPA call Health Services at 368-2450.

3) Health Service will process a request for your temporary permit within 72 hours and submit it to Access Services. The temporary permit is usually issued within 48 hours. Access Services will call you when the pass is ready, but if you would like to check on the status of your temporary permit please call 368-2273. Access Services will work to meet all requests, but all first choice requests may not be possible.

If you have questions about permanent accommodation, please contact the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office at 368-8877. Faculty members should speak with the Faculty Diversity Officer, and staff members should speak with the Equal Opportunity Specialist.