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Committee on Faculty (COF)

The committee shall represent the faculty by (a) recommending policy and procedures for personnel decisions to the faculty; (b) communicating procedures for personnel decisions to faculty members; (c) ensuring that candidates interviewing for initial appointment are informed of the procedures and criteria by which they will be evaluated; (d) considering evidence and testimony and consulting with and making recommendations to the President of the University ... (e) considering the legal propriety and risks of all faculty personnel procedures, including those at the school and department level; and informing all faculty participants in personnel procedures of possible legal concerns. -- Taken from Academic Handbook

Committee Members 2014-15
Faculty Members:Three-year terms. No more than four may be from one division and no more than two from one department. Must be tenured with at least four years of service at DePauw.
Divisional RepresentativesAt-Large RepresentativesNote: Committee meets with Larry Stimpert (VPAA)
1-Melanie Finney (will be on fall ballot) 17 Mark Kannowski 16  
2-Susan Hahn (Interim chair) 15 Marcia McKelligan 16  
3-VACANT 17 Pat Babington 15  
4-Glen Kuecker 15 VACANT 17  
    Gloria Townsend (one year replacement: Matthew Oware) 16  

Deadlines for COF Review 2014-15

Criteria for Decisions

JC Prototype DPC Report

Guidelines for Personnel Reviews

Contents of the Decision File

COF Review CV Version 1

COF Review CV Version 2 

Student Opinion Survey

Alternative Student Opinion Form   

Peer Observation Policy and Procedures
(Full-Time Term and Part-Time Term section revised and effective December 4, 2011)

DePauw Open File Policy Form
DePauw University has an open file policy which states "Each individual or committee placing a document in the decision file must be identified in order for that document to be considered." (Academic Handbook, Personnel Policies, Section III.F.1.)

This means that anything to be included in a faculty member’s decision file is available to that faculty member as well as to the members of the committees reviewing the file. Therefore, an acknowledgment of this policy must be either included in or attached to any document submitted for consideration as part of a faculty member's decision file.