Ming Chuan University English Language Center Guidelines for the Establishment of Faculty Hiring and Promotion Committee
Passed at the School of Applied Languages Hiring and Promotion Committee Meeting on April 14, 2006
Revised and Passed at the School of Applied Languages Hiring and Promotion Committee Meeting on July 29, 2009
Revised and Passed at the School of Education and Applied Languages Affairs Committee Meeting on July 29, 2014
Revised and Passed at the School of Education and Applied Languages Hiring and Promotion Committee Meeting on September 25, 2017
Article 1 The English Language Center Guidelines for the Establishment of Faculty Hiring and Promotion Committee (herein referred to as the Committee) were established in accordance with Article 9 of the Ming Chuan University Faculty Hiring and Promotion Committee Charter and other relevant regulations.
Article 2 The responsibilities of the English Language Center Hiring and Promotion Committee are as follows:
1. To establish or amend the English Language Center Faculty Hiring and Promotion Committee Procedures.
2. To review and discuss issues concerning hiring, promotion, termination of contract, suspension of contract, non-renewal of contract, and discharge of full-time (part-time) faculty members.
3. To review and discuss applications for instructors who wish to lecture, conduct research, or pursue further studies at other academic institutions both domestically and abroad.
4. To review and discuss applications by faculty members for extension of service.
5. To review and discuss applications for sabbatical leave.
6. To review and discuss any cases that have violated employment contract, Article 14 and Article 17 of the Faculty Employment Law or any inappropriate behavior or disruption of campus environment matters.
7. To review and discuss other related issues in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.
Article 3 The English Language Center Faculty Hiring and Promotion Committee consists of 5 committee members and the Director of the Center is the convener. This includes ex-officio members such as the Director of English Language Center and three professorial representatives nominated from among full-time Professors or above and approved by the president. The Chief of Admin Section is the general secretary.
However, more than two thirds of the total number of Committee members must be full-time Professors. Should a vacancy be impossible to fill with a Professor, Associate Professors of the university or from other institutions with relevant expertise can be nominated to participate in the Committee.
Article 4 Terms of the English Language Center Faculty Hiring and Promotion Committee members are one academic year and members are not paid. The Committee members may be re-nominated for reappointment when their terms expire.
Article 5 Should a English Language Center Faculty Hiring and Promotion Committee member find himself or herself unable to continue his or her appointment during the term due to career changes or other reasons, he or she is automatically considered to have resigned. The vacancy can be filled by his or her replacement or through nomination procedure and approval by the president; the successor will be appointed for the duration of the term.
Article 6 The English Language Center Faculty Hiring and Promotion Committee is convened once every semester in principle. A provisional meeting may be held when the need arises.
Article 7 Except for resolutions pertaining to Article 14 of the Faculty Employment Law, the English Language Center Faculty Hiring and Promotion Committee resolutions must be reached with at least two thirds or more of the total committee members present and with at least a majority agreement of those members present. Resolutions on other matters must be reached with majority (or more) of the total members present and by majority agreement of the members present. Resolutions of the English Language Center Faculty Hiring and Promotion Committee must be produced as minutes and submitted with faculty member’s personal information to the University Faculty Hiring and Promotion Committee for approval.
Should the situation warrant it, the convener may invite persons who have some knowledge of the matter at hand to attend the meeting or to make a report.
When the English Language Center Faculty Hiring and Promotion Committee is convened, Committee members must be present in person, and may not designate a proxy to attend the meeting. Any Committee member who is absent from three meetings will be removed from membership.
Article 8 The English Language Center Faculty Hiring and Promotion Committee members should avoid attending sessions in which issues at hand may lead to a conflict of interest, or involve a conflict of interest for himself or herself.
Committee members cannot review cases for faculty members whose positions are of higher rank than their own.
In cases where there are insufficient Committee members, the Dean of the School may ask the president to appoint on- or off-campus experts to be on the Committee.
Article 9 Matters not covered in these procedures will be dealt with in accordance with the relevant university procedures.
Article 10 Upon being passed at the Center Affairs Committee Meeting, School Affairs Committee Meeting and approved by the president, these procedures were announced and implemented. Any revision must follow the same procedure.
**In the event of any inconsistency or discrepancy between the Chinese and other language versions of this document, the Chinese version shall prevail.**