Governance & Policies

The more than 200 members on the Bates faculty play an important role in the governance of the College. In its monthly meetings, the faculty develops the academic program, the curriculum, degree requirements, and faculty evaluation processes. The faculty is governed by division, department, and program chairs, and divides its work among standing and ad hoc committees of faculty from across the ranks and disciplines.

Information for Chairs

Faculty Handbook                                                               Chairs’ Rosters

Commitment to Inquiry, Research & Education          Chairs’ Meeting Schedule

Department and Program Reviews                                Faculty Committee Rosters  

Public Art Policy

Short-Duration Public Installation Policy
Longer-Duration Public Installation Policy
Curricular Art Display Proposal Form


Faculty Positions and Resources

Tenure and Promotion