August 2023 Edition
This version of the Claremont McKenna College Faculty Handbook is effective August 2023. It is the hope of the College that members of the faculty will find this document a valuable resource that defines overall policies and procedures of the College. These policies have been created and/or modified to maintain the culture and spirit of the College while adhering to federal and state law, where applicable.
The by-laws of the College state that the Board of Trustees shall delegate to the faculty the responsibility to formulate and conduct educational policy subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. In other areas, except as otherwise provided in this Handbook, the College reserves the right to modify, amend, delete or add policies and procedures to the Faculty Handbook, although the College may consult with members of the faculty on those policy changes. Faculty members should note that additional policies and procedures that have been approved by the Dean’s office and remain consistent with this Handbook may exist within specific departments.
Any questions regarding the interpretation of the policies and procedures outlined in this Handbook should be directed to the Dean of the Faculty.
Chapter 1 Mission and History of Claremont McKenna College and the Claremont Colleges
Chapter 2 Governance of the College and the Faculty
Chapter 3 Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure
Chapter 4 Academic Freedom, Professional Ethics, Faculty Discipline, and Non-APT Grievance Procedures
Chapter 5 Faculty Teaching Responsibilities and Workload
Chapter 6 Faculty Research and Development
Chapter 7 Leaves
Chapter 8 Faculty Benefits
Chapter 9 Academic Services of Interest to the Faculty
Chapter 10 Administrative Policies of Interest to the Faculty
Chapter 11 Administrative Services of Interest to the Faculty
Chapter 12 Student Affairs Policies and Services of Interest to the Faculty
Chapter 13 Retirement from the College